BREC is delighted to announce the appointment of Meg Shields to the new role of Program Manager.
Meg brings an extensive background in arts and community development within regional Western Australia to the position, as well a successful creative practice as a writer and producer in film, television and theatre development with some of Australia’s premier producers, directors and script consultants.
According to BREC’s Executive Director Fiona de Garis, “Meg’s diverse array of skills and experience in the creative industries make her not only a fantastic asset for BREC but also for our whole South West community. Her experience in managing the development of community and public art programs, youth agencies and cultural and education programs will be a perfect foundation for this new challenge.”
Ms Shields, who holds a Bachelor of Media – Screen from Murdoch University, has undertaken roles working with at risk youth in the Pilbara and lecturing in media studies at Murdoch University, to creating the role of development manager at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. She is an AWGIE award-nominated writer and a Bill Warnock Award recipient for feature film.
Speaking of her appointment Meg said, “Assets like BREC play a vital role not only in the local economy, but also in bringing people together to share experiences and ideas while building community wellbeing and innovation.”
“I’m excited to be joining such a dynamic and beloved institution and I’m committed to creating more opportunities for all community members to proudly engage in their culture,” she continued.
Meg is returning to the South West to take up the position and commences on 19th April 2021. We are excited to welcome her to our leadership team and look forward to the many contributions she will undoubtedly make to the creative life of Bunbury and the South West region.