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On the move: latest appointments and resignations

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Brooke Boland

Changes to the Australian Ballet board announced.
On the move: latest appointments and resignations


The Australian Ballet 

The Chair of The Australian Ballet’s Board, Craig Dunn, today announced the appointment of Edwina McCann, Annabelle Chaplain and John W.H. Denton AO to the company’s Board of Directors.

These appointments will fill vacancies created by the retirement of three long-serving Directors: Sarah Murdoch, who retired in 2016; and Siobhan McKenna and Craig Spencer, who retired in February 2017.

Announcing the three new Directors, Dunn also paid tribute to the three retired Directors. 'On behalf of my fellow Directors, I would like to thank Sarah Murdoch, Craig Spencer and Siobhan McKenna for their outstanding contributions to the ongoing success of The Australian Ballet,' Dunn said. 

'Sarah Murdoch, who joined the Board in 2006 and was the company’s Deputy Chair, was also the Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and a member of The Australian Ballet’s Foundation Board. As a former dancer, Sarah has taken a particular interest in dancer wellbeing. She championed the development of the company’s supportive maternity-leave policy enabling so many of our ballet mums to return to the stage. Sarah’s long relationship with us continues: she is now The Australian Ballet’s Global Ambassador and as such will play an important role in supporting the company’s international activities.'


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Brooke Boland is ArtsHub’s content producer with a strong interest in all things literary. She is currently writing her PhD on ​gender, translation and women's writing and has tutored undergraduates at Victoria University and the University of NSW.