AEGEUS Executive Search Hires Black Swan CEO


May 4, 2022 – Sydney-headquartered AEGEUS Executive Search has recruited Ian Booth as CEO of Black Swan’s State Theater Company of Western Australia. Mr Booth has worked in the creative industries in Western Australia for over 20 years, primarily in the Australian film and television industry. As CEO of Screenwest (2007 to 2017), he led the organization through a period of great expansion in the Western Australian film industry. Under Mr Booth’s leadership, Western Australia’s leading film funding body has funded hundreds of film and television projects, including Red Dog, Bran Nue Dae, Cloudstreet, Mystery Road, Breath, Paper Planes, Jandamarra, Outback Truckers and Who Do You. Think you are.

Mr Booth is appointed by the Commonwealth Government to the board of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, as well as a director of a number of film and television companies, including production company Indian Pacific Pictures Pty. ltd. and Home Fire Creative. Industries Pty. Ltd., which is in a market-led process with the state government to build and operate major film studios in Western Australia.

Mr. Booth has also served as a non-executive director on the boards of national film agency Ausfilm, Awesome Arts and the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. He began his professional career as a barrister, and after a variety of legal and film industry roles, including as Business Affairs Manager for Drama and Comedy at the ABC in Melbourne, Mr. Booth served as CEO of Screenwest, the leading film finance in Western Australia. body.

“Black Swan has a strong history and place in the landscape of Western Australia’s arts sector,” Mr Booth said. “Leading this talented team, working with inspiring Western Australian storytellers and performers at Black Swan, is both a personal honor and a professional privilege.

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Founded in 1991, Black Swan has won critical and public acclaim for its world premiere productions and highly distinctive reinterpretations of international theater classics – all of which are steeped in the unique culture of Western Australia.

Asia Pacific Recruiters

Operating throughout the Asia-Pacific region, AEGEUS Executive Search is a partner to boards and senior executives of organizations and institutions in the following areas: education, arts and culture, social enterprise, public sector and sports, recreation and tourism. The firm specializes in identifying, assessing and recruiting top-tier candidates with high potential and exceptional cultural fit who will have an impact on the organization and the industry in which they operate.

Tony Grierson is the company’s founder and CEO. His executive search expertise encompasses board, senior and academic roles in education, arts and culture, social enterprise, public sector and sports, recreation and tourism. In the arts and culture sectors, he has conducted searches for board members, CEOs, executive directors and artistic directors, as well as leadership positions for numerous Australian organisations, festivals and cultural institutions. . These include the National Gallery of Victoria, National Film & Sound Archive, Powerhouse Museum, Orchestra Victoria, Australian Ballet, Australian Major Performing Arts Group, Queensland Theater Company and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Prior to establishing AEGEUS Executive Search in 2014, Mr. Grierson was a Partner and Head of Arts and Culture Practices at Odgers Berndtson Australia. In this role, he searched for board, executive and academic positions in higher education, arts and culture, public sector agencies, sporting and major events. .

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media


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