Marian Gibney retires as Chair of ADC Board

After 7 years at the helm, Marian Gibney has retired as Chair of Australasian Dance Collective’s Board of Directors with current ADC Director Alan Scott, stepping into the position as Chair.

Ms Gibney:

I am grateful for all that I have learned during my term as Chair of ADC’s Board, and for the support that my fellow directors and the company’s staff provided to me. Under the Artistic Directorship of first Natalie Weir and, for the last 3 years, Amy Hollingsworth, the company has steadily grown its output, producing a diverse array of memorable dance works, and extending its dance education activities.

In what is often a challenging environment for the small/medium arts sector, the dedicated and talented ADC team always give their all, caring passionately about the company and the importance of contemporary dance in our cultural landscape.

It has been a pleasure to work with Alan Scott on the Board and I am delighted that Alan has succeeded me as Chair of ADC.

Mr Scott is Principal of the business advisory firm Asmosys and has over 35 years’ experience in business consulting with specialties in business strategy, change management, facilitation, and risk management. Alan commenced Asmosys 11 years ago after a 28-year career with Deloitte, has had Board roles previously with Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland and joined the ADC Board In November 2018.

Mr Scott:

He was honoured to take on the role of Chair with ADC.  Marian has guided the Board impeccably over the last 7 years and, as they say, they are big shoes to fill. The energy and creativity of the ADC team is infectious, and we are blessed to have a well experienced, highly credentialed Board. Together this makes for an exciting future.

ADC’s General Manager, Nick Engler:

Alongside Mr Scott’s business expertise, the new Chair has a passion for the creative and performing arts.

In a business capacity, Alan has worked as an advisor to QPAC, Brisbane Powerhouse and La Boite. As a committed patron of all things arts, Alan has been a committed follower of ADC for over 10 years, a lover of musicals and dance, and is a Foundation member of QAGOMA

We are incredibly grateful for Marian’s dedication and invaluable contribution and guidance through some big changes for the company including the appointment of a new Artistic Director, company rebrand and refocusing and steering ADC through the global pandemic. For all of Marian’s contributions, we are truly grateful.

We are delighted to welcome Alan into the position of Chair and look forward to further refining our strategy, pushing the boundaries, and utilising Alan’s many years of professional consulting and coaching for business.

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