Screen Queensland has appointed Jacqui Feeney as their new CEO. Feeney brings more than 25 years of experience in global media and entertainment to the state screen agency, including executive leadership roles with Fox Networks Group, National Geographic and the independent sector.
Screen Queensland chair, Roslyn Atkinson AO said that Feeney will steer a dynamic time for the organisation as it implements a 2023-25 strategic plan, focused on further expanding the local screen industry while harnessing global interest in Queensland as a production destination of choice.
“Ms Feeney is extremely well placed to lead the agency with her vast capabilities across stakeholder relations with government bodies, international studios and broadcasters, as well as contract negotiations and business and product development,” Ms Atkinson said.
“She brings a wealth of industry knowledge and relationships as an accomplished screen executive who has worked with major institutions such as the BBC and ABC, as well as Screen NSW and Foxtel.
“Jacqui has also held board positions with Sydney Film Festival, Nickelodeon, Documentary Australia and innovation incubator Fishburners, and supported a range of start-up companies.
“On behalf of the Board, I welcome Jacqui to the Screen Queensland team and offer our deep thanks to Chief Creative Officer Dr Belinda Burns for her commitment and leadership as Acting CEO during the interim period,” Atkinson said.
Ms Feeney said that she is looking forward to connecting with Queensland screen practitioners and games developers and collaborating closely with industry locally and internationally on new opportunities.
“It’s been my privilege to work in a sector that’s all about people, ideas and stories, and now to be in a pivotal role to help nurture Queensland’s distinct and diverse voices, especially those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“I’m committed to working collaboratively with the whole industry, our partners and especially the Screen Queensland team and Board, to capitalise on our state’s strengths as a natural home for the screen sector.
“We have the opportunity to enhance the contribution of Queensland crews and creatives in our local screen storytelling while being the go-to location for Australian and international productions,” Feeney said.