The board of the Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide) today announced that it has appointed Dr Natasha Cica as its new director and CEO.
Chair of the Board, Steven Skala AO, said that Dr Cica – who was recognised by both a major bank and financial media in 2013 as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence – is a leader who will guide Heide “strategically during its next period of growth.”
An experienced and productive advocate for the cultural sector, Dr Cica has previously worked as an advisor to the Tasmanian Government on developing its cultural policy; an advisor to the Alcorso Foundation fostering cultural exchange between Europe and Australia; and as a member of the steering committee of Arts Tasmania’s Design Island program. She is also the founding director of Kapacity.org, a global consultancy whose clients include leading cultural and education organisations, as well as the founding director of the Inglis Clark Centre at the University of Tasmania.
According to Skala AO, Dr Cica “will provide strong leadership to ensure the museum’s ongoing national and international profile, programming excellence, financial sustainability and audience development.”
On her appointment, Dr Cica said “Heide Museum of Modern Art is a greatly loved Melbourne institution, whose modernist legacy has influenced Australian culture in profound and enduring ways. I look forward to working with the museum’s talented team to ensure the Heide story and its possibility continue to inspire and attract visitors to this distinctive collection and special site.”
Dr Natasha Cica will commence her role in April 2017.