Criena Gehrke, who currently leads Council’s arts and culture unit has been appointed the CEO / Director of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

The announcement was made by the Board of The Arts Centre Gold Coast – which will soon become the board of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

Criena was responsible for the City’s Culture Strategy and has been a catalyst for much of the cultural growth the city has experienced since the Strategy’s launch.

Chair Robyn Archer AO said the panel was delighted with the enthusiasm of so many respected cultural leaders for the role.

“A rigoursly competitive selection process has resulted in the appointment of someone with lively and current local knowledge and experience,” she said of Criena.

Link to full media release here.