Adelaide Fringe’s chairwoman takes the helm of SA Film Corporation

The chairwoman of the Adelaide Fringe Festival is taking the top job at the South Australian Film Corporation board.

Judy Potter, who also chairsthe Adelaide Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, and the Adelaide Central Market Authority, takes over from Cheryl Bart.

Minister assisting the Minister for the Arts Chloe Fox said Potter was “perfectly positioned” to take over as chairwoman given her involvement in the industry and her appointment to the board in October of last year.

Judy Potter said: “I look forward to Chairing the SAFC and continuing the great work that has been achieved under the leadership of previous Chairwoman Cheryl Bart,” she said.

“The great legacy of films and facilities that Cheryl leaves behind provides strong foundations for the organisation as it confronts the many challenges facing the film industry in the future.

“The job from here will be making the Adelaide Studios work, and leveraging them to build the local industry into a thriving, exciting film production sector, and one that continues to contribute to the vibrancy of both the city of Adelaide, as well as the State.”

Other recent appointments to the SAFC Board include Chris Ward, Susan Mitchell and Adrian Tisato.

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