New Executive Appointment for ACMI
Commencing at ACMI at a time of immense growth and change, the position is responsible for the organisation’s fundraising and stakeholder engagement activities, ensuring the sustainability and development of ACMI to achieve its goals.
ACMI Director & CEO, Katrina Sedgwick, today welcomed Sarah to the senior leadership team at ACMI.
“We are delighted to welcome Sarah Wilson to Melbourne and to ACMI as our new Head of Development. Sarah has had an impressive career across a range of prestigious UK arts institutions and organisations, and brings vital skills to the organisation in both strategic planning and implementation of bold development strategies.”
“Sarah will be an important new member of ACMI’s Executive team as we continue to deliver our vision as one of the world’s most dynamic museums,” Katrina said.
An established development professional, Sarah built her career across the arts sector in the UK. For the past four years she has worked as an independent strategic business development specialist as Wilson Consults. Her portfolio of business and cultural clients has included The Roundhouse, The Old Vic, Frieze Art Fair, Intelligence Squared, The Liverpool Biennial and more. Sarah was previously Head of Corporate Development at Tate from 2007 to 2012 (including Tate Modern and Tate Britain) and Head of Development for the Serpentine Gallery from 2003 to 2007.
“I’m delighted to be joining the world renowned ACMI and its highly motivated and talented team as they embark on an ambitious program of renewal,” said Sarah.
“I’m really excited at the prospect of defining and implementing an innovative development strategy to support ACMI’s ambition to be at the forefront of 21st Century Museum practice.”
Sarah will relocate from London to take up the role at ACMI in January 2017.
About ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
ACMI is a unique museum based in Melbourne, Australia, which champions the moving image in all its forms. ACMI is the world’s most visited moving image or film museum and one of the 40 most visited art museums in the world. ACMI exists to celebrate, support and explore the past, present and future of the moving image through a vibrant calendar of exhibitions, screenings, installations and commissions, festivals, conferences, workshops, as well as public and education programs, in Australia and beyond. More at acmi.net.au