Elizabeth W. Scott named Create NSW executive director

27 July, 2018 by Staff Writer

Elizabeth W. Scott. 

Elizabeth W. Scott has been appointed Create NSW’s executive director, investment and engagement, replacing Michael Brealey who resigned in March.


Scott – who has worked in the arts for 25 years across the US, UK and Australia – joins the agency from New York. She has previously worked as the chief media and digital officer at the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts, counselled leading arts and cultural organisations and digital start-ups as an industry advisor, and managed Major League Baseball’s film and television production and licensing businesses.

Scott also currently serves as Board Treasurer of the US artists’ peak body, Fractured Atlas, and as an international councillor for the UK peak body, Creative Industries Federation.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said: “I am thrilled that Ms Scott, an international arts and entertainment leader with considerable expertise across arts, screen and culture, will be joining Create Investment and Engagement as executive director.”

“Ms Scott brings a breadth of experience across the non-profit and commercial arts and entertainment industries, which I know will enable her to make a significant contribution to growing and promoting a thriving, diverse, accessible, and inclusive arts and cultural environment across the State.”

Scott said: “New South Wales has one of the most diverse arts and cultural sectors in the world and I am honoured to join Create Investment and Engagement to foster the sector’s vibrancy and resilience in communities across the State.”

Scott joins Create NSW as the organisation undertakes a restructure, splitting into five business units.

  • Create Investment and Engagement
  • Create Infrastructure – the NSW Government’s Cultural Infrastructure Program Management Office
  • Create Strategy & Advocacy
  • Create Business Services
  • State Archives & Records Authority

Craig Limkin will remain executive director of the Cultural Infrastructure Program Management Office, to be known as Create Infrastructure, Alex Bowen will be the director of Create Strategy and Advocacy, working closely with both Scott and Limkin to drive strong outcomes for the sector.

Scott will start her new role on August 1.