The Australian Haydn Ensemble has today announced that Jacqui Smith, arts manager, writer and consultant, has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer, effective 10 July 2023.
Jacqui Smith is a dynamic arts management professional with a wealth of experience in the performing arts and higher education spheres. Her previous roles include leadership positions at the University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney, in creative faculties and portfolios, including the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, the United States Studies Centre, Power Institute of Art and Visual Culture, and Sydney Law School.
Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Music (recorder performance) from the University of Sydney, Master of Legal Studies (Intellectual Property) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing from Macquarie University.
She has a deep connection to classical music performance, having managed numerous international and Australian engagement programs at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and, most recently, been CEO at the Hume Conservatorium in Goulburn NSW. While at Hume, she had carriage of a large regional music education program, developed funding streams, implemented technology upgrades, procured new instruments and was responsible for the inaugural 2022 Hume Chamber Music Festival. Jacqui is also currently a Director of the Song Company.