Amanda Duthie. 

The South Australian Film Corporation board has appointed head of production, development, attraction and studios Amanda Duthie as acting CEO, following the resignation of Courtney Gibson.

Duthie joined the SAFC last November from the Adelaide Film Festival, where she had been CEO and artistic director for six years. Duthie is also a former head of ABC TV’s arts and entertainment, and has held various roles at the ABC, SBS and the NSW Film and Television Office (now Screen NSW) throughout her career.

Gibson, a former CEO of Screen NSW and executive at the ABC, Nine Network, Southern Star and SBS, announced her resignation yesterday after 15 months in the CEO role. She will to return to Sydney to be closer to family.

SAFC chair Peter Hanlon said “The board and I are delighted that the myriad opportunities and collaborations offered by the SAFC will continue to be delivered by Amanda Duthie through this interim period as we recruit the new CEO.”

Gibson officially departs SAFC on Sunday July 28.

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