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Writers Victoria appoints new CEO, Julie Skate

Julie Skate

Writers Victoria has appointed Julie Skate as its new CEO, taking over from Lucy Hamilton.

“On behalf of the Writers Victoria Board, I am pleased to welcome Julie to the organisation,” said Chair of the Writers Victoria Board Alex Hammond. “Julie offers extensive leadership experience within the not-for-profit arts and cultural sector, and her appointment marks an exciting new chapter for the organisation.”

Julie has held roles in local government, and has been CEO of Canberra Glassworks and Director, Mackay Regional Gallery. Prior to this, she had a complex and interesting career as a Production Designer for television and special events. Her long-standing interest in the not-for-profit creative sector saw her complete further study, leading to an even more rewarding second career.

Julie has an undergraduate qualification in Film and Television and post-graduate qualifications in Interior Design, Arts Management, Indigenous Partnerships and Governance.

“I am delighted to be joining Writers Victoria and working with the Board during a time of transformative change with the development of a new Strategic Plan,” says Julie.

“The work Writers Victoria does in advocacy and support has positively impacted the careers of so many emerging, mid-career and established writers. I am keen to connect, listen and respond to members and to further develop opportunities that have a sustained and positive impact on the creative economy and cultural sector.”

Julie’s first day at Writers Victoria is Tuesday 26 March 2024.

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