A change in leadership for the National Folk Festival

Oct 8, 2019

The National Folk Festival has appointed a new managing director, Helen Roben.

National Folk Festival board chair Jacqueline Bradley said the Board was delighted to announce a significant appointment that will position the Festival well for the future.

Ms. Roben brings a strong background in the Not for Profit sector to the Festival. She has held senior management roles in the areas of corporate services and governance and has a particular interest in developing sponsorship and partnerships for the Festival.

With a lifelong interest in music and singing in particular, she is looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the Festival and building strong community relationships in Canberra and nationally.

“On behalf of the Board and the team at the National Folk Festival, we wish to congratulate Helen on her appointment. The entire team looks forward to working with Helen to achieve the organisation’s goals”, Ms

Bradley said.

“I am also pleased to announce that Pam Merrigan will continue as our Artistic Director, and planning is already underway for the 2020 festival”.


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