Justin Macdonnell has worked in arts producing and consultancy for over 40 years. He has been General Manager, State Opera SA, Director, National Opera of New Zealand, Program Director, Sydney Festival, Executive Director, Confederation of Australian Professional Performing Arts and Artistic Director, Miami Center for the Performing Arts, USA. As principal of Macdonnell Promotions he was for 20 years one of Australia’s leading arts consultants in the public and private sectors and to scores of arts organizations in Australia and abroad. He has written two major books on arts policy and history. He is now Executive Director of the Anzarts Institute a consulting agency in the cultural industries.