Whats Coming Up For The Arts Centre And Leanne Lawrence Role As Interim CEO


Leanne Lawrence is the Interim Acting Chief Executive Officer Arts Centre Melbourne’ Leanne Lawrence before she joined Arts Centre Melbourne held senior roles in federal and state government agencies including the Fair Work Commission and the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria. Leanne joined Arts Centre Melbourne after working at Benetas, one of Victoria’s leading not-for-profit providers of aged care and retirement living.

As Interim Chief Executive Officer Leannestates, I’m leading the Arts Centre Melbourne team through this next transitional period by taking a people and wellbeing approach.

Having established confidence and trust in my role as Chief People Officer and as a trusted advisor to the Board and Government, and member of the Executive team, my leadership value is about being able to maintain a strategic and operational focus in new and complex environments and to deliver on our well thought through business plans.

The past two years has been nothing but complex and as the arts sector recovers from the long tail of the pandemic. Arts Centre Melbourne looks to our future with the transformation of the Melbourne Arts Centre Precinct, and our recently launched five-year strategy with a focus on First Nations and Equity and Inclusion.

I’m proud to be steering ACM through this transition, and thrilled and humbled to be working with the many incredible people and communities from within Victoria beginning with First Nations people, and the rich diverse groups and individuals who are the ‘people of Victoria’ whom we are here to serve. I love uplifting and developing a high performing team with the organisational values of Equity, Care More, Creativity, Leadership and Community central to my approach.

Arts Centre Melbourne, originally known as the Victorian Arts Centre and briefly called the Arts Centre, is a performing arts centre consisting of a complex of theatres and concert halls in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, located in the central Melbourne suburb of Southbank in Victoria, Australia.