Screen Queensland executive vice president – content Jo Dillon will step up to be acting CEO following the departure of Tracey Vieira this Friday.
Dillon, appointed to the position by the board, has worked at Screen Queensland since 2014. In her current role, she leads an eight-person team responsible investment in talent, projects and businesses, with a remit to provide strategic leadership and creative and operational direction to the organisation.
She has previously been a development executive at Screen Australia, and head of development at the UK-based Yipp Films. She has also worked in development for an number of independent feature film producers, including Ipso Facto Productions, as a script and story consultant working on feature films, shorts and documentaries, and as an assessor for a number of UK investors and screen agencies. Prior to working in the screen industry Dillon was also UK national newspaper journalist and broadcast commentator.
Vieira announced her resignation in July, having led Screen Queensland for five and half years.