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Dr Neal Harvey


  • Bio/Profile
  • CEO, Tim Fairfax Family FoundationBrisbane, Jan 2021 - ; Chair, Philanthropy Australia's Arts Funder Network. Dec 2019 - ; 

    Program Manager (Arts, Humanities and Communications), The Myer Foundation & Sidney Myer Fund, Melbourne (2013 - 21) (Arts & Humanities portfolio, Strategy, Fourth generation family engagement; Communications.). He secured the tax-free status of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships, established A New Approach (Australia’s first think tank dedicated to arts and culture), and created the National Assistance Program for the Arts, a nation-wide COVID-19 emergency program supported by 29 philanthropists in every state and territory.

    Chair, Snuff Puppets, Melbourne (2014 - 16)

    Chair, Arts Advisory Committee, Yarra City Council (2011 - 13)

    Creative Producer, Melbourne Fringe Festival (2010 - 13)

    Production Assistant, Adelaide Fringe (2009 - 10)

    Research Fellow, AusStage (2008 - 10) (accessible online resource for researching live performance in Australia, led by a consortium of universities, government agencies, industry organisations and collecting institutions with funding from the Australian Research Council and other sources.

    Producer, Elbow Room (2006 – 10). Winner of Best Work Touring (2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival)
    Winner of Best Performance People's Choice (2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival)

    Assistant Stage Manager, Queensland Theatre Company (2000 – 02)

    Strut & Fret Production HouseStage and Production Management, Strut & Fret Production House (1998 -2002). Brisbane, Adelaide. Manage events, theatrical productions, performers, & venues: Australia and internationally. 


    MBA (Strategy, Leadership, & Culture). University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School (2018);

    Ph.D. (Cultural Studies, Philosophy). UQ (2009)

    B.A. (Drama, Cultural Studies) 1st Class Honours. UQ (1999)