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Greg Mackie OAM – special guest speaker

Greg Mackie will be the guest speaker at the Oral History Australia SA/NT AGM.  Greg is CEO of the History Trust of South Australia.  Please join us to hear him speak about his first year in the role.

Date: 1 August 2017

Time: 4 – 6 pm

Place: Anne and Basil Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia cnr of Kintore Ave and North Terrace

Come for an afternoon tea worthy of the Savoy Hotel!

Cost: Free, but RSVP is essential to assist with catering.

RSVP by Friday 28 July to: contact@oralhistoryaustraliasant.org.au

Greg Mackie OAM

The OHA SA/NT is very pleased that Greg Mackie OAM has agreed to talk to us about his first year as the CEO of the History Trust of SA. Were his expectations met? What have been the successes? Has he sung the blues?

Greg Mackie OAM is responsible for the overall management of the History Trust of South Australia. He works with the Board to set strategic directions and oversee policy development. Greg joined the History Trust of South Australia in April 2016.

Cutting his teeth as a cabaret musician and department store executive, Greg Mackie co-founded and was managing director of Adelaide’s iconic Imprints Booksellers (1984—2007). Greg has a wealth of governance experience, including as an elected Member of the Adelaide City Council (2000—03), and membership on boards of many community benefit, arts and cultural organisations. He was the head of Arts SA, and then Deputy Chief Executive in the SA Premier’s Department, where his stewardship included the ‘Adelaide Thinkers in Residence’ Program, Capital City Directorate, and The Integrated Design Commission SA. He was founder and is now Chairman of The Adelaide Festival of Ideas. In 2012 Greg moved to SA Health to head up the Office for the Ageing, and before coming to the History Trust was interim Director at the Botanic Gardens.

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