Screenworks today announced that Lisa O’Meara has been appointed as CEO.
Lisa, a tireless advocate for regional screen practitioners and a long-time resident of the Northern Rivers, was most recently National Manager Careers and Enterprise at SAE Institute. She was previously Programs and Operations Manager at Screenworks (2017 – 2020) after joining the organisation as Communications, Events & Membership Manager in 2009. She also ran her own business in Byron Bay for a number of years.
Screenworks Chair, Dustin Clare says, “Regional Australians will benefit from the genuine passion and care Lisa has for regional Australia and the Screenworks membership. Lisa has a strong vision for opportunities to move Screenworks forward into a new era. The Board warmly welcomes her back to the organisation and we very much look forward to supporting her in her new role of Screenworks CEO.”
Lisa O’Meara says, “I love the Screenworks community and am delighted to be returning. I acknowledge the great work that outgoing CEO Ken Crouch and the team have done to build such a strong community. It’s an exciting time for the screen industry and I am passionate about the vital role that Screenworks plays in enabling regional creatives to realise their potential at this time of industry growth. One of my priorities as Screenworks CEO will be working with the Board to seek out and leverage further opportunities that will increase employability and jobs for regional screen practitioners across Australia.”
Screenworks is a national member-based non-profit committed to supporting and empowering screen creatives and crew across regional Australia. The organisation offers professional industry programs and activities for people at every career stage to develop their skills and help build a diverse and thriving regional screen sector.
Since being established in December 2000, Screenworks has demonstrated a strong track record of creating and managing well-presented, innovative and relevant development programs for professional and emerging screen content creators and crew in regional areas in every state and territory of Australia.
Lisa will commence in the role on February 13th, 2023.
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