Geoff Brown to step down as SPAA executive director

19 December, 2011 by Brendan Swift

Screen Producers Association of Australia executive director Geoff Brown has decided to step down from the organisation after sixteen years.

“I have enjoyed every moment of my time at SPAA and have been blessed with great staff and supportive SPAA Councils but it’s time for a change," Brown said in a statement.


"Recent events in my personal life have made me focus on the important things in life and I hope to find a new direction. This does not mean that I am retiring. I just want to move onto a new phase which will hopefully involve working in the industry in some other capacity.”

A new chief executive will begin in October 2012 with Brown set to stand down after the SPAA Conference in November 2012.

SPAA president Brian Rosen said: “Geoff has been such a mainstay in the industry it will feel strange not having him there promulgating policy and holding the screen agencies and unions to account.

"SPAA will miss his energetic and strategic approach in tackling the difficult issues that face our industry each year. Since Geoff became CEO, SPAA has become a more cohesive and financially stronger organisation and we thank him for his tireless pursuit in achieving this outcome. We wish him well as he enjoys a good glass of red wine, a round of golf with his friends and board appointments.”