Barangaroo will benefit greatly from the extensive Australian and international experience of its new Executive Director, Activation and Precinct Management, Sandra Bender.
Sandra has a 20-year career in the arts in Australia and internationally. Her most recent role was as Chief Executive of CITS, a concert hall and multidisciplinary arts venue in Canada. She has also worked with a range of events and organisations from Australia Council for the Arts, Venice Biennale, Parc Forum, SXSW, Canada Council for the Arts, Musee du quai Branly, National Gallery of Canada to SBS Subscription TV Ltd.
Sandra has also held Board positions for Sydney’s Artspace, an artist-run centre, Performing Lines, producer of Australian contemporary performing arts touring nationally and internationally, and the Australian Centre for Design, where she was Deputy Chair.
This important role guides and has oversight of all of Barangaroo’s public domain operations and activities, including the delivery of public art and cultural partnerships, to ensure Barangaroo continues to become a significant place in the life of Sydney.