Screen Australia appoints Michael Brealey new chief operating officer

Brealey brings over 20 years of experience in the media sector.

Screen Australia has appointed Michael Brealey (pictured) chief operating officer (COO), commencing Monday June 18, 2018.

Brealey has over 20 years of experience in the media sector, having worked at Vodafone and the ABC, and for government at both federal and state levels. He joins Screen Australia after founding COO Fiona Cameron joined ACMA as a full-time member.

“Few people have screen, arts, telco, broadcaster, federal government and state government experience, all of which we touch, so I am thrilled that Michael is joining Screen Australia at this time of rapid change within our industry,” said CEO Graeme Mason. “Everyone at Screen Australia is keenly aware of the responsibility we have to the industry, and our culture has at its heart a love of Australian screen stories and the talented people who make them. Michael’s energy and drive is infectious and I look forward to the contribution he will make to the sector while at Screen Australia.”

On accepting the COO position at Screen Australia, Michael Brealey said, “I am very excited to be taking up this role. Screen Australia is highly regarded in the industry, and plays a crucial part in supporting local talent and bringing Australian stories to our screens, something which is more important now than ever.”

Brealey joins Screen Australia having most recently been the first chief executive of Create NSW, the organisation formed from the merger of Screen NSW and Arts NSW. Prior to this, Brealey was acting executive director at Arts NSW and had earlier been Arts NSW director of policy, strategy and communications.

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