ACMI announces two new executive appointments

Art Announcement from Australia. Published by anonymous on Tuesday 07 July 2015.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has appointed two new senior roles responsible for the organisation’s marketing, brand, audience development, and fundraising and stakeholder engagement activities. ACMI Director & CEO, Katrina Sedgwick, has announced Emma Levy as Head of Marketing, and Tamara Harrison appointed to the newly created position Head of Development.

“We are delighted to welcome both Emma Levy and Tamara Harrison as new members of the ACMI Executive team. As we begin to unveil an ambitious program of change and growth over the coming months, the roles of Head of Marketing and Head of Development will be key to refining our strategies and positioning our institution as one of the world’s most dynamic museums,” Katrina said.

“Both women bring extensive experience in arts and culture, in finding new partners and building strategies for enriching and extending the reach and brand of their organisations. We greatly look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

Emma Levy assumes her new position after many years in senior marketing roles across the screen industries sector, most recently as Group Marketing Manager at Madman Entertainment.

Highly experienced in marketing strategy development within the filmed entertainment, content distribution and consumer brands space, Emma has been jointly responsible for achieving Madman’s commercial objectives across theatrical, disc and digital VoD platforms. She has simultaneously lead the Australia and New Zealand marketing teams in the development and delivery of profitable marketing strategies for global entertainment brands as well as the delivery of the operational, financial and strategic goals of the business.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining the organisation during a period in which it is actively engaged in embracing change. ACMI is asking meaningful questions about the purpose of the screen in a rapidly changing digital environment that profoundly impacts visual arts, gaming, social media, technology and all filmed entertainment formats. I am delighted to join Katrina and her team in driving this important conversation and to contributing to ACMI’s continued success and global relevance,” Emma said.

Tamara Harrison brings a broad range of experience from across the arts to the new role of Head of Development. She joins ACMI from her current role as Executive Producer/Co-CEO of Polyglot Theatre where she has significant success in establishing a range of international partnerships for touring, new work development and cultural exchange projects, including opening up new markets for Polyglot across Asia and Europe. Previously, as Philanthropy Manager at Malthouse Theatre, she worked closely with the Board to achieve growth in annual giving, major gifts and trust and foundation support.

“I am thrilled to be joining ACMI at such an exciting time. Enviably positioned as ACMI is at the nexus of so many dynamic creative industries, there is a range of interesting possibilities for partnerships, audiences, artists and supporters to meet together. I look forward to further supporting ACMI in exploring and leading the cultural conversations around the moving image – in Melbourne, around Australia, and internationally,” Tamara said.

Emma Levy will commence her new role on 3 August and Tamara Harrison will join the organisation on 10 August.