Farewell to our General Manager

The Board of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is sad to announce that our General Manager, Peter Kift will be leaving the company at the end of 2023.

“Peter has been in the role for over ten years and during that time has ably managed the company through a range of challenges, including the difficult years of the COVID 19 lockdowns. He leaves the company in a very sound financial position, with a dedicated team committed to taking the company forward”, Ms Debra Miller, Chair noted.

His involvement with the organisation goes beyond his ten plus years as General Manager, when he joined the Finance Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2011 as the external accountant, so he has been a part of the Yirra Yaakin family for over half of its 30 years sharing of Aboriginal stories through the power of theatre.

“Peter has made an enormous contribution to the success of Yirra Yaakin over the past ten plus years. His skill in managing the company’s finances has been especially important over the past few years of unprecedented change. Throughout his tenure, his enthusiasm and commitment have been exemplary, and we will miss him greatly.”

Peter will leave the company on 15 December and the search has commenced to recruit a suitable candidate in time to ensure a smooth handover prior to Peter’s departure. We wish him well on his next big adventure!

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