Kate Dundas

Council Member

Qualifications: BA Communications (Charles Sturt University), Vincent Fairfax Fellow (Melbourne University), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kate Dundas joined the Sydney Opera House in July 2017 as Executive Director Performing Arts with overall responsibility for performances, events and festivals programmed by Sydney Opera House Presents, stakeholder relations with the seven Resident Companies, hiring of venues within the House, and management and production support for all productions and events. Kate’s career spans public policy, cultural leadership and media management. Her previous roles include Director of ABC Radio responsible for all radio stations and audio online across Australia, Director People and Learning for the ABC and Head of ABC National Networks.  In addition to her ABC career, Kate has worked in public and communications policy areas in both state and federal governments and held three senior management roles in the New South Wales Government - Deputy, Secretary Arts & Culture NSW, as Director Regional Strategic Projects and Director Public Sector Management Office in the Premier’s Department.

Kate is a Board Member of Australia for UNHCR and a Member of the Council of the Australian Film, Radio and Television School, where she also chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Management committee.

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