Professor Judith McLean is the Chair in Arts Education (Creative Industries) and Scholar-in-residence (Queensland Performing Arts Centre). She is also a company Director: Queensland Tourism and Events (2009-); previously Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2009-2014); Chair, Southern Cross Soloists (2009-2014), Inaugural Chair of Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd (2003 – 2007); Chair & Board Member Queensland Theatre Company (1995-2004).
Judith has extensive experience in the performing arts, events and education areas working as an educator, director and company director. She leads management and leadership programs in corporate settings, including arts, health, defence, financial and media sectors. Her work is distinguished by an experiential, brain-based learning approach underpinned by a passionate belief in the power of the arts to enhance people’s lives.