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MWF announces Rebecca MacFarling as new CEO

Melbourne Writers Festival is excited to announce that Rebecca MacFarling has joined the team as Chief Executive Officer.

Before joining MWF, Rebecca was the interim CEO of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. A marketer and fundraiser by trade, Rebecca has held roles at Musica Viva Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Bangarra Dance Theatre, and she serves on the board of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

‘On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to share the news that Rebecca will be joining MWF as our new CEO,’ MWF Chair John Jerome Myers said. ‘We have an exciting year ahead and are delighted that Rebecca brings considerable skill and experience to the team. The Board also recognises the contribution of outgoing CEO Shona Barrett who concludes a seven-year tenure with the organisation. We wish her every success for the future.’

MWF19 is on from Friday 30 August to Sunday 8 September. The program will be announced in July, but Passes are on sale now.

Photo by Nicole Honeywill