Christie is an arts leader with experience working in the festivals, local government, education and the arts sector. Committed to the ‘profit for purpose’ sector, she has experience in senior management, artistic direction, public policy development, event delivery and strategic solutions. She has a strong commitment to social outcomes that progress creativity, support artists and generate wealth. Through working in Scotland, Canada and across Australia, Christie has built a vast network that she draws on for inspiration and advancement. Christie feels purpose in assisting creativity to be used and valued in today’s society. Christie is currently the Head of Public Affairs at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the largest arts complex in South Australia with a mix of commercial and public purpose arts programming and a million visitors annually. Christie also lectures in Festivals at Flinders University and is co-owner of a neighbourhood Café in Alberton, Port Adelaide.

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