The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick McIntyre as Chief Executive Officer.
Patrick has been the highly successful Executive Director of the Sydney Theatre Company for the past 11 years, with experience in the cultural sector more broadly, including with the Sydney Film Festival.
Chair of the NFSA Board, Gabrielle Trainor AO, said that Patrick would bring to his new role a deep appreciation of Australian storytelling, a love of our film and music culture, exceptional leadership skills and entrepreneurship, as well as a record of growing connection with audiences.
“Attracting a person of Patrick’s calibre to the NFSA is exciting for us and for all the national cultural institutions.
“The NFSA, whose work in collecting, preserving, and creating access to our audiovisual memory sits at the intersection of culture and digital technology, has great opportunities ahead.
“Patrick’s respect for the work of the archive together with his vision will take us further along our transformation from a collecting institution to an even more vibrant participant in our national cultural life,” she said.
“I know my board colleagues, the Executive team and staff at the NFSA will warmly welcome Patrick, who will commence the role in October,” Ms Trainor said.
Nancy Eyers, Chief Operating Officer, will continue as Acting CEO until Mr McIntyre commences, supported by Jacqui Uhlmann, Head of Collections and Matt Ravier, Chief Engagement Officer, together with their teams.
“Today I leave my role as Chair after my maximum nine years and while I’m very sad to depart, it has been a transformative time and immensely gratifying to see the NFSA cementing our credentials as a leader in digital audiovisual culture. I thank the Ministers and departmental officials, my fellow Board members, the many others in creative industries and the wonderful NFSA executives and team members over those years for the privilege of working with them,” Ms. Trainor said.
“It’s a very happy coincidence that today I can herald the next era of the NFSA, with the Board’s appointment of Patrick.”
NFSA Chair of the Finance Committee, Caroline Elliott, will act as NFSA Chair.