Arts Minister George Brandis has announced that Michael Loebenstein will continue as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for another three years. “As CEO, he has raised the profile of the NFSA nationally and internationally, and developed a number of important collaborations. Mr Loebenstein has provided high quality leadership and delivered a wide ranging modernisation and restructure of the institution. His reappointment will ensure that the current renewal of the organisation is seen through to completion.” It been busy, busy all round for Michael who also just became a first time father. As well the NFSA has announced it will be launching a new NFSA e-Newsletter. The newsletter will be a regular dispatch to NFSA constituents, supporters and followers to inform them about agency-wide activities. I think it’s a different newsletter to the one mentioned on the front page of the NFSA website and have been advised that to get on to the new list you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will add your name.
George Brandis has also announced that Ms Gabrielle Trainor has been reappointed as Chair of the NFSA board. “During her term as chair since 2012, Ms Trainor has displayed excellent strategic, management and policy expertise. As well as overseeing comprehensive business reform at the NFSA, Ms Trainor is leading the organisation towards an enhanced profile, especially online. Her reappointment will deliver ongoing stability for the organisation in a period of significant change.”
Mr Wayne Denning has been appointed Deputy Chair to the NFSA board. “He has been an active and engaged member of the board since 2011 and has a strong knowledge of the NFSA’s strategic priorities and operational requirements. His appointment as deputy chair will provide continuity for the board.”