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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Chris Keely
Executive Director, Create NSW

Chris is a former media and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience spanning arts and cultural policy and subscription television industries across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Coming to Create NSW from his role as General Manager SBS Food, SBS World Movies & Subscription TV, Chris brings with him extensive experience with the arts and cultural sectors including Arts Advisor, and communications and media executive.

Chris will be heading up Create NSW to deliver our vision for bold and exciting arts and culture across the State.

Contact Chris:
Chris Keely
Executive Director, Create NSW
chris.keely@create.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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Kate Hickey
A/Director Director Partnerships & Policy

Kate is an arts and cultural policy and project management specialist, with over 20 years’ experience in the creative industries. Prior to working at Create NSW, Kate held policy, project and grants management roles at the ABC and Screen Australia.

Contact Kate:
Kate Hickey
A/Director Partnerships & policy
+61 2 8289 6453
kate.hickey@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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Julia Pucci
Director Create Infrastructure – Priority Projects & Regions

Julia has over 25 years’ experience in complex transactions and project management.  Julia has worked in the cultural infrastructure space for the past 15 years, most recently as Project Director for the Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Renewal Project (now part of the Walsh Bay Arts & Cultural Precinct) and prior to that at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in Hong Kong and Sydney Opera House, where she was Director, Venue Partners & Safety. Mid way through her career Julia completed a Masters of Arts Administration at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) as a transition from a former life as a banking and finance lawyer, working in the private sector in Sydney, New York and London and as corporate counsel for a publicly listed Company.

Contact Julia:
Julia Pucci
Director Create Infrastructure – Priority Projects & Regions
+61 2 8289 6565
julia.pucci@create.nsw.gov.au

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Mark Crees
Director Create Infrastructure

Mark’s career has demonstrated a commitment to the importance of arts and culture in building vibrant communities and contributing to the social and economic prosperity of the State as well as the common good of the nation, particularly through the provision of cultural infrastructure. He has held executive leadership roles for government and arts and cultural organisations across three states and territories and holds a PhD in critical and cultural theory. He has led significant divisions, institutions, and teams across the public and cultural sectors, with a focus across the past five years on multi-arts precincts (museums, galleries, keeping places and theatres in particular) and major cultural infrastructure development and project delivery, especially those that champion community agency and sit at the nexus between government and community.

Contact Mark:
Mark Crees
Director Create Infrastructure
mark.crees@create.nsw.gov.au

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Tony McCabe
Director Create Infrastructure

Tony’s 30-year working life has been jam-packed with the planning and delivery of infrastructure programs and leading teams on large State and National property portfolios. With extensive experience acting for both commercial and public stakeholders, Tony is committed to listening, being a considerate champion for end users, operators and the community to successfully deliver Government priorities. Holding senior leadership roles at the NSW Department of Education from 2008 to 2018, Tony was a key driver in the re-engineering how public schools are perceived, used, and delivered in NSW. By putting students, teachers and the community at the forefront of project considerations, Tony developed “world best” education facilities that are continuing to roll-out across NSW communities.

Contact Tony:
Tony McCabe
Director Create Infrastructure
tony.mccabe@create.nsw.gov.au

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Roslyn Mayled
Director Create Infrastructure

Since joining Create infrastructure in 2018, Roslyn’s focus has been on the delivery of Sydney Modern and the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Redevelopment. Her previous experience as a commercial and intellectual property lawyer at Holding Redlich and Banki Haddock Fiora provides solid grounding for major project delivery. Prior to her legal career, Roslyn enjoyed over 10 years at the Australia Council for the Arts primarily in literature, visual arts and international market development delivering cultural projects such as the Australian participation at the Venice Biennale and Australian focus years in Madrid and New York. Roslyn also wrote and delivered the Cultural Property, Law and Ethics course as part of the Masters of Art Administration at the University of NSW and those topics remain central to her interests and her work.

Contact Roslyn:
Roslyn Mayled
Director Create Infrastructure
roslyn.mayled@create.nsw.gov.au

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