New regime at Screen Queensland
Professor Peter Little has been appointed chairman of the board of Screen Queensland where Jennie Hughes is acting CEO following the resignation of Bryan Lowe.
Little, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Corporate Programs and Partnerships, at Queensland University of Technology and former Executive Dean of the QUT Business School, takes over from Michael Hawkins who had been acting chair since December 2012.
Little’s appointment was announced by Arts Minister Ian Walker, who said Screen Queensland invested a total of $6.7 million in the film and television industry in 2012/13, resulting in $33.2 million in Queensland production expenditure.
The recruitment process for a new CEO will start shortly. In the interim, chief operating officer Hughes is in charge of all operations. She will represent the agency at the fifth annual Ausfilm Week Los Angeles from October 21 – 25.
Lowe, who was hired in August 2012, had been on leave amid an external investigation into allegations of workplace bullying.
According to a Screen Queensland statement, Lowe intends to pursue his private film finance and film production business, which is Harbourside Film Finances.
Screen Queensland's new strategic plan places equal emphasis on film, TV and new media.
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