Chair of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust Michelle Quigley QC will step down from the position following her appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, announced today by the Attorney-General.
Michelle has been a passionate advocate for the Geelong Performing Arts Centre and arts and culture in Geelong. Since being appointed Chair in November 2016 she has played a key role in finalising plans for the $38.5 million redevelopment of the centre and overseeing the commencement of works.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said: “Michelle has brought great energy and vision to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust and has played a pivotal role in the current redevelopment. I congratulate her on this significant appointment and wish her all the best for the future.”
Michelle Quigley said: “GPAC is an incredible, much-loved asset in Geelong and I have been immensely proud to serve as the Chair of the Trust, particularly at such an exciting time for the organisation.
“While I look forward to my new professional challenge, it means that I must step down from the Trust. I will, however, be cheering from the sidelines as the Ryrie Street redevelopment is completed.”
Deputy Chair Jane den Hollander will serve as interim Chair of the Trust until a successor is appointed.