Ian Roberts is currently the Executive Chair of the Annamila Foundation. He is also a freelance writer specialising in speeches and editing for daily press. Previously Ian served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Harold Mitchell Foundation, General Manager of the Melbourne Festival, and General Manager of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Ian also spent six months as the Interim CEO of Arts Centre Melbourne in 2014.
Ian’s Board appointments have included terms as Chair of the Victorian Australia Day Committee, Deputy Chair of the Melbourne International Film Festival, and as Deputy Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Ian has also served as a Board Director of Arts Centre Melbourne and a member of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.