State Manager: New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
Christina Chiam can assist your organisation to develop the capability and capacity to build support from donors, foundations and corporate partners.
Christina joins Creative Partnerships with over 15 years’ experience in the cultural, not-for-profit and education sectors in Australia and overseas. She was previously the Head of Development at Sydney Film Festival, leading the sponsorship team as they navigated through the dramatic impact brought about by COVID-19.
Her extensive career spans business development, fundraising strategy, stakeholder relations and event management, including as Director of Development for the Australian Youth Orchestra where she oversaw significant growth including tripling of annual giving revenue and securing AYO’s largest single private gift at the time. As a senior member of the Sponsorship team at Toronto International Film Festival, Christina shared supervision of over $8M in corporate revenue while living through five long, bracing winters.
Christina has deep appreciation of the different operating contexts across the sector, having worked across small-to-medium and major companies. Additionally, she produced the 2018 VCE Season of Excellence – a five-month festival celebrating exceptional creative, visual and performing arts by 250+ year 11 and 12 students for an audience of over 200,000.
A thoughtful leader well versed in coaching teams, Christina mentors aspiring arts managers and works openly and collaboratively towards organisational goals.