Patrick McIntyre

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NFSA

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Patrick has over 25 years’ experience in arts and cultural management. Prior to joining the NFSA as CEO, he served as Executive Director of the Sydney Theatre Company for over 11 years. His earlier roles include Associate Executive Director of The Australian Ballet, General Manager of the Sydney Film Festival and Marketing Manager of the Sydney Opera House Trust and of the Sydney Dance Company.

As a producer, he has worked on a variety of projects including the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical; Sydney Theatre Company’s The Present on Broadway, the first all-Australian cast to play a Broadway season; and in 2007, The Nutcracker Live – a live via satellite broadcast of a performing arts event into cinemas, which was the first of its kind in Australia, and was produced in partnership with the then Australian Film Commission’s Regional Digital Screen Network.

Patrick has held positions on a number of boards and advisory boards, including the Executive Council of industry body Live Performance Australia, the advisory board of the CREATE Centre at the University of Sydney, SCOPE for Artists, ArtsReady and the Deakin University arts management program. He was Chair of Streetwize Communications, a non-profit community publishing enterprise, and was a member of the NSW State Creative Industries Task Force.

Holding a BA (Communications) from UTS, Patrick has also worked extensively as a freelance music and entertainment writer, and has presented on arts management, audience development and the value of culture at conferences and events in Australia, the US and Hong Kong.

Nancy Bennison

Chief Operating Officer

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Nancy has over 20 years' experience working in Executive, Finance, Change and Risk Management positions, operating at Director level for 12 years. 

Nancy’s experience spans a number of different industries, geographies and skill sets. During her most recent roles, which include the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff role at the NFSA, leading the Business Improvement Functions at the NFSA and the Australian National University and working with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Nancy has focused on organisation transformation (cultural change and restructure).  

Her passion is for people; to lead them effectively through organisational restructures and transformational change programs.

Jacqui Uhlmann

Head of Collection

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Jacqui is responsible for the ongoing development, preservation and sharing of our collection. She first joined the NFSA in 2015, occupying senior management and executive roles. Most recently, she was Director of Visual Arts and Design in the Australian Government Office for the Arts, and returned to the NFSA in 2020.

Jacqui first started in the Australian Public Service in 2001, having previously worked as an academic researcher. She has spent most of her career in the Australian Government arts portfolio working on major policy initiatives and reforms such as the 2013 National Cultural Policy, the 2011 Review of the Australia Council and the 2010 Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts.

Jacqui has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and alumni of the Australia Council’s Arts Leadership Program.

Matt Ravier

Chief Engagement Officer

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Matt Ravier heads the Engagement branch of the NFSA which promotes audience engagement with the collection through exhibitions, education, public programs, digital publishing, marketing and communications.

Prior to the NFSA Matt was head of programs at the Australian Museum and director of non-profit arts organisation The Festivalists for 11 years.

Before moving to Australia, Matt studied in France, the US and Canada, and worked in Hong Kong, Japan and England. He holds a Masters in Management from EM Lyon Business School and an MBA from Schulich School of Business.