Dr Georgie McClean

    Director - The Gist

    Dr Georgie McClean is a media/arts professional with 20 years’ experience in public policy and programs. She now runs her own consultancy in strategy, policy, research and communications – The Gist: Strategy and Engagement, working with clients such as The Australia Council for the Arts, Screen Australia and Portable. She was most recently Acting CEO of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) where she had led Strategy and Governance – facilitating new thinking about Australian storytelling, industry practices, graduate opportunities and the Creative Economy push. Until 2016, she headed up Strategy and Communications at Screen Australia, and prior to that, was Manager of Policy and Research at SBS. She is currently on the Board of Diversity Arts Australia and the Advisory Board of Western Sydney University Centre for Culture and Society as well as the DMRC’s External Advisory Committee. With an applied research Doctorate of Cultural Research and strong practical knowledge of the screen and media industries, Georgie is particularly interested in translating between ideas, research and practice for the benefit of creative work, public policy and audiences. Georgie was born in Canada, raised in Indonesia and has lived in Argentina and Japan.