Former OzAsia Festival Director Jacinta Thompson joins the Hawke Centre this week as the new Executive Director.
University of South Australia’s Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says he is delighted to announce Thompson’s appointment to the helm of the Hawke Centre.
“Jacinta has extensive experience in high profile roles, engaging the community in the exploration and appreciation both of diverse cultures and across a broad spectrum of the arts,” Prof Lloyd says.
“Jacinta has been the Festival Director of the much-celebrated OzAsia Festival for over seven years, and prior to this held positions including Programming Executive for dance and theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre, Executive Producer of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and Education Manager at Sydney Theatre Company. Jacinta was also an Australian volunteer in the Marshall Islands working as a Management Trainer with a Youth Health NGO.”
“Her expertise will be particularly relevant in furthering the University’s community engagement as a university of enterprise and I warmly welcome her to the University of South Australia.”
An alumna of the University of South Australia, Thompson says she is thrilled to be joining the Hawke Centre and the University.
“I greatly admire and value the work of the Hawke Centre and I am thrilled to be part of this unique and vital centre that is devoted to generating ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies,” Jacinta says.
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