Christie is an experienced arts leader who works in the festivals, local government, education and arts sector. Committed to the ‘profit for purpose’ sector, she has experience in senior management, artistic direction, public policy development, event delivery and strategic solutions. She has a strong commitment to social outcomes that progress creativity, support artists and generate wealth.
Through working in Scotland, Canada and across Australia, with experienced professionals in the arts and cultural sector, Christie has built a vast network that she draws on for inspiration and advancement.
Christie is currently the Associate Director of Community & Culture for the City of Adelaide, coming to local government after a career in the festival and arts sector. Her honed skill of balancing agendas, budgets, projects and politics are entirely relevant for the government sector.
Christie also lectures in Cultural Policy at Flinders University and is co-owner of a neighbourhood Café in Alberton, Port Adelaide.