LISA HAVILAH is the Director of Carriageworks, Sydney. Since commencing in 2012, Lisa Havilah has implemented an ambitious contemporary multi-arts program that is unrelenting in its support of artists. Under her leadership, Carriageworks has experienced extraordinary audience, artistic and commercial growth which has resulted in Carriageworks becoming the fastest growing cultural precinct in Australia.
From 2005 – 2011 Lisa was Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre. Under her directorship, Campbelltown Arts Centre pioneered an internationally renowned contemporary art program that brought together culturally and socially diverse communities through the process of producing contemporary art. Lisa was previously Assistant Director of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (1998–2004) and has lectured in Management and Organisation (Master of Fine Arts) at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.
Lisa sits on the NSW State Government’s Greater Sydney Commission Social Panel, the City of Sydney’s Public Art Advisory Panel and Lendlease Arts Advisory Panel - Barangaroo. She is a Non-Executive Director of Underbelly Arts, and an Advisory Committee Member of Firstdraft.
Named one of the top 100 influential people of Sydney, Lisa was awarded FBi’s prestigious SMAC of the Year Award in 2014.