Screen Queensland today announced Jacqui Feeney as its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Courtney Gibson who stepped down in April after 7 months in the role.
Previously she was the CEO of Fox Networks Group and National Geographic and most recently worked in management consulting services. She has also held senior roles at Foxtel, including director of Presto, she was CEO of World Movies and held board positions at the Sydney Film Festival, Nickelodeon, XYZ Networks, ASTRA and Documentary Australia.
“Ms. Feeney is extremely well positioned to lead the agency with her broad skills in stakeholder relations with government agencies, international studios and broadcasters, as well as contract negotiations and business and product development,” said the president of Screen Queensland, Roslyn Atkinson.
“The board was unanimous in our decision to appoint Ms Feeney as Chief Executive Officer of Screen Queensland.
“He brings extensive industry knowledge and relationships as an accomplished screen executive who has worked with leading institutions such as the BBC and ABC as well as Screen NSW and Foxtel.
“Jacqui has also held board positions at the Sydney Film Festival, Nickelodeon, Documentary Australia and innovation incubator Fishburners, and supported a number of start-ups.
“On behalf of the Board, I welcome Jacqui to the Screen Queensland team and offer our deepest thanks to Creative Director, Dr.
Ms Feeney said she looks forward to connecting with Queensland-based screen professionals and game developers, as well as collaborating closely with industry locally and internationally on new opportunities.
“It has been a privilege to work in an industry that is all about people, ideas and stories, and now play a pivotal role in helping nurture Queensland’s distinct and diverse voices, particularly those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. .
“I am committed to working collaboratively with the entire industry, our partners and in particular the Screen Queensland team and board, to capitalize on our state’s strengths as a natural home for the film industry.
“We have the opportunity to enhance the contribution of Queensland crews and creatives to our local on-screen storytelling whilst being the go-to location for Australian and international productions,” said Ms Feeney.
Ms Feeney joins Screen Queensland from Wednesday 26th July.