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Jade Lillie



Jade Lillie is known for her work as a leader, executive, facilitator and specialist in community engagement.

A history of excellent work in collaboration with artists and communities, has led to Jade’s leadership in the field, continually shaping and articulating what contemporary models of creative and cultural development can be.  She has been recognised for her thought leadership in receiving the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2018 – 19 following her role as Director and CEO, Footscray Community Arts Centre (2012 – 2017).

Whilst Jade has held a number of leadership roles across the sector, she is primarily known and respected for her skills and expertise in strategy, governance and her commitment to collaboration, cultural leadership and advocacy in championing diversity and access.

She has worked extensively in arts, cultural development, health, education, community and international development contexts in government and non-government settings, including non-profit management, local and state government.

Jade’s skills and experience extend across advocacy, strategy, public affairs, creative and cultural programming, arts management, business development, government relations, policy, change management, facilitation and leadership.

She has lived and worked in regional, remote and metropolitan contexts across Australia and South East Asia.

Jade is an experienced Board Director, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Curator and Editor for The Relationship is the Project.