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PIAF Announces New Festival Executive Director

Monday 21 November 2016


We are delighted to announce that Nathan Bennett has been appointed as executive director of PIAF for a five-year term. 

Mr Bennett, the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Development at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre, was appointed after an extensive international search.

Having worked for leading arts companies in Australia and overseas for over 15 years, Mr Bennett has a proven track record of success in senior management, audience engagement, marketing, corporate partnerships, private philanthropy and new technology in the arts.

He has held roles as General Manager at Griffin Theatre Company, Company Manager at Bell Shakespeare and Director of Development at Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company in the US.

Mr Bennett will take up his appointment early next year and work with outgoing executive director Philp Rolfe throughout the 2017 Festival.