Brisbane Open House Executive Director Ann McLean is a trusted strategic leader. As Executive Director of Brisbane Writers Festival (2018), General Manager of BlakDance (2019) and Executive Director of Ausdance Qld (2011 to 2015), Ms McLean’s roles have included strategic enterprise developer, major event producer, advocate, and coach. Ms McLean has held the positions in Corporate Communications and Development within the university sector.

In 2015, Ms McLean established a strategic development business, managing projects for the benefit of Australia’s cultural sector. Ms McLean brings lasting positive change, emboldened creatives and colleagues and sound fiscal management. It is her unique capacity to work at national sector level, in community and at individual level with creatives that sets her apart from other managers. In her element developing strategic partnerships, Ann brings her love of the arts and culture, a life-long commitment to her own practice, and the vision to believe in the value and impact that creatives bring about.