The Australia Council for the Arts Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski has announced Frank Panucci has been appointed to the Australia Council Executive Team.
Mr Grybowski said he was delighted to welcome Mr Panucci to the Executive Team.
Frank will hold the Executive Director Arts Funding role while the organisation undertakes strategic planning and a review of our grants program, Mr Grybowski said.
This work responds to a significant period of review and consultation, the outcome of which will redefine the strategic direction of the Council.
Frank brings to the Council more than 20 years experience in community and cultural development.
He has held senior positions in the government, community and arts sectors and helped establish Sydney’s first Italo-Australian community cultural development performance company FILEF Theatre in 1983.
He was principal policy officer at the then NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission and managed the Race Discrimination Unit at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission.
Frank has worked at the Australia Council on a number of occasions over the past 14 years, holding managerial positions in Multicultural Arts Policy, Community and Cultural Development, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and as Director of Policy, Communications and Research.
His most recent role was Director of Community Partnerships.