Michael Brealey leads Arts NSW in its activities to invest in and shape the future of arts and culture in NSW.
Michael is responsible for strategic leadership across the arts and cultural cluster including collaboration with NSW Cultural Institutions: Sydney Opera House; Art Gallery of NSW; State Library of NSW; Australian Museum; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences; and oversight of Screen NSW.
Michael brings 20 years’ experience leading public policy across the private and public sectors. Michael has a diverse background in arts development and support, media, communications and information technology sectors.
Michael previously held roles as an independent consultant with clients across the media and IT sectors; Head of Policy, Strategy and Governance for ABC TV; and Manager, Public Policy and Content Standards for Vodafone Australia. Michael has also held several positions in the federal Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
Director, Arts Development and Investment
Robert Ridley is Director of Arts Development and Investment (ADI). Robert’s areas of responsibility include the management of the Arts NSW major grants program, the Arts & Cultural Development Program, and the provision of support and advisory services to the arts and cultural sector.
ADI maintains relationships with arts and cultural organisations, including the major performing arts companies, key festivals and state significant organisations, and other funding bodies including the Australia Council and City of Sydney.
Robert is an experienced senior manager with extensive government and industry experience and a professional background in education, grant management and business and industry development.
Mark Grisedale, Business Manager
Mark Grisedale commenced work with Arts NSW early 2015 as Business Manager leading a team to support the delivery of governance, communications, corporate support, and compliance of financial obligations, along with business planning and strategic initiatives.
Mark comes to Arts NSW from the ABC with over 20 years’ experience in Broadcast and Media production – 14 years of which were spent in various Business and Operational management roles.