The Executive Team

Kate Foy
Deputy Secretary, Community Engagement

Kate’s career spans front line service delivery in the non-government sector with children and young people. Then various government agencies including Department of Premier and Cabinet, Transport, Planning and more recently the NSW Telco Authority.

Kate recently joined the Department of Premier and Cabinet as Deputy Secretary, Community Engagement. Kate leads the policy strategy and delivery of services in Aboriginal Affairs, Arts and Culture, Employee Relations as well as NSW Heritage. Kate maintains a passion for supporting our front line to provide the best possible service to the people of NSW.

Contact Kate:
Kate Foy
Deputy Secretary
Community Engagement
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Kate.Foy1@dpc.nsw.gov.au

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Grainne Brunsdon
Head of Screen NSW

Grainne has more than 20 years’ experience working in the creative industries; in addition to previous roles at Screen NSW and Arts NSW, she has worked in leadership positions in international cultural relations with the British Council, with arts organisations in Sydney and teaching design studies at tertiary level.

Contact Grainne:
Grainne Brunsdon
Head of Screen NSW
+61 2 8289 6471
grainne.brunsdon@create.nsw.gov.au

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Alex Bowen
Director Partnerships & Policy

Alex’s experience in the arts and cultural sector as a senior executive, spans the three tiers of Government, including State and Federal funding bodies, regional galleries, contemporary art spaces, festivals, as an educator and practitioner. Alex specialises in executive management, cultural infrastructure development, business modelling and creative problem solving.  Most recently Alex headed up the Creative City department at the City of Sydney which included the City’s major events, Sydney New Year’s Eve through to a network of nine libraries, cultural funding and advice, creative placemaking, business development and cultural infrastructure.

Contact Alex:
Alex Bowen
Director Partnerships & Policy
+61 2 8289 6422
alex.bowen@create.nsw.gov.au

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Sue Procter
Director Business Operations, Investment & Governance

Sue has worked for nearly 30 years in the not-for-profit art sector – providing guidance and support to major performing arts companies and the small to medium arts sector on both a strategic and operational level. Sue holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts & Philosophy and is a qualified Accountant.  Prior to joining Create NSW,  Sue was Chief Operating Officer of the National Art School.  She has also held many positions across the sector including at the Australia Council, Sydney Symphony, Belvoir and Film Australia.  She also ran a successful consultancy practice for 15 years with clients including Carriageworks, The Song Company, Performing Lines and PACT.  Sue has sat on many arts boards including Artspace, Griffin Theatre and Legs on the Wall.

Contact Sue:
Sue Procter
Director Business Operations, Investment & Governance
+61 2  8229 2939
sue.procter@create.nsw.gov.au

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Annette Pitman
Head of Create Infrastructure

Annette is passionate about creating public spaces that inspire and delight, and leading the talented teams that deliver them.  She has led some of Australia’s most transformational cultural and sport projects, including Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall Redevelopment and the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre Redevelopment.  Her career spans public and private sector leadership roles in Melbourne, Sydney and the United States and has focused on project delivery, strategic planning and organisational development.

Contact Annette:
Annette Pitman
Head of Create Infrastructure
+61 2  8275 1117
annette.pitman@create.nsw.gov.au

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