The Australian Film Commission (AFC) today announced that Chief Executive, Cathy Robinson, has not renewed her contract and will leave the organisation in August.
Cathy has been Chief Executive of the AFC for the past nine years and was previously Director of Industry and Cultural Development.
"My time at the AFC has been rewarding both personally and professionally. I have been Chief Executive during a period when the AFC and the industry faced significant change. I found it challenging and rewarding to ensure a significant AFC contribution to a vigorous and vibrant industry. After nine years it is time for the AFC and the industry to benefit from new perspectives. I have decided to hand over this position of leadership so I can pursue new challenges and opportunities," Cathy said.
AFC Chair Maureen Barron said, "I have enormous respect for Cathy Robinson both as a person and as a Chief Executive. During my time at the Commission I have been greatly impressed by her capacity to deal with difficult and complex matters in an intelligent, considered manner. My fellow Commissioners and I wish her every success in the future and wish to acknowledge the debt of gratitude that the industry owes for her commitment while at the AFC."
The Commission is seeking to fill the position of Chief Executive; Cathy Robinson will continue in the position until August after completing important tasks in the AFC restructure that is currently in train. Cathy's agreement to extend her current contract until August will enable a smooth transition to be effected.