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Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth Rogers
Phone 02 9270 2505

Elizabeth joined Regional Art NSW  as the Chief Executive Officer in December, 2006.  Since that time she has developed and  implemented a new strategic direction for the organisation focusing on its role  as a peak body and service agency for arts and cultural development across  rural and regional areas of the state. She works closely with the state wide  network 14 regional arts boards and acts as an advocate for the network with  the state and federal governments.  Elizabeth travels extensively throughout the state giving support to the network of Regional Development Organisations and their staff, gaining first hand information about many of  the challenges facing regional communities as well as seeing the great arts and  cultural projects produced in the regions.

Elizabeth has  a very broad base of arts management and arts marketing experience gained in  over 20 years work in the field in both metropolitan and regional areas. She moved  to Regional Arts NSW from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she was Manager, Marketing & Communications for two years. In that time she developed and implemented key marketing and communications strategies. Previously, she was the Director of Canberra Arts Marketing for six and a half years. This was a unique role where she represented a large diversity of arts organisations  making up Australia’s  leading arts marketing consortium.

Elizabeth has worked as an arts marketer, arts manager, publicist,  festival director and presenter, as an employee as well as freelance, for a  wide diversity of performing arts organisations since the early eighties.

Research and Development
Jane Kreis
Part Time: Grafton, Wednesday and Thursday

Jane joined Regional Arts NSW in April, 2015.

Former Regional Arts Development Officer/Executive Officer, Arts North West and currently Director Theatre Network NSW (P/T), Jane’s role is to research and source funding and partnership opportunities to support the delivery of Artlands Dubbo 2016, and to provide research and high level advice to the CEO, monitoring and developing organisational policies and assisting with research and responses to government policies that support the regional NSW network.

Jane holds a PhD in sustainable Australian Independent Theatre practices from the University of Wollongong and a Masters in Principles of Performance Presence from Queensland University of Technology.  Jane currently lives in Grafton NSW.

Manager, Programs
Prudence Tan
Part Time: Tuesday - Friday
Phone 02 9270 2501

Pru joined Regional Arts NSW in December 2013.

Originally from Orange in Western NSW, Pru has a passion for rural arts and is keenly aware of the many challenges facing cultural development in these areas. As an emerging curator and art theorist she is passionate about contemporary Australian art practice and culture. Pru has previously worked as Volunteer Coordinator with Contempo at the Art Gallery of NSW, and with the NSW Department of Primary Industries during the Equine Influenza Outbreak. Pru has a Bachelor Art Theory/ Bachelor Arts (Philosophy) from the Centre of Fine Arts, University of NSW.

Manager, Grants and Projects
Lexie Reeves
Full time: 9am to 5pm
Communications Manager
Linda Gao
Part time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Phone (02) 9270 2509

Linda joined Regional Arts NSW in February 2019 as a consultant, looking after Communications and Marketing.

Linda is a sales and marketing professional who has worked in Australia, Germany and London in the TV and Film and Arts industries. She has previously worked for Theatre Network NSW, Avalon Distribution in London and Entertainment One Australia (formerly Hopscotch Films).

Linda holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. Outside of her passions for broadcast media and the performing and visual arts, she is an amateur textile designer and aspiring food and travel writer.

Finance Coordinator
Jessie Yin
(Part time: Tuesday - Wednesday)
Phone (02) 9270 2503

Jessie joined Regional Arts NSW in March 2016.

Jessie is an accountant and bookkeeper with experience in various industries and sectors, including media, advertising, design and IT firms. Her role is to maintain daily accounting tasks and assist Theresa to prepare management and financial reports for Regional Arts NSW.

Jessie holds a Master of Commerce in Finance and Accounting from Macquarie University and is applying to become a qualified CPA member.