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Kerry Comerford appointed CEO of Accessible Arts

The Board of Accessible Arts is delighted to welcome Kerry Comerford as the organisation’s CEO to follow in the steps of Scott O’Hara who has relocated to the UK for family reasons.

About Kerry Comerford

Kerry is an accomplished senior executive and CEO in the global arts and entertainment industry. Since 2016, she has worked as an independent producer and consultant and is currently Director of Hayes Theatre, Sydney; Circa, Brisbane; and, Destination Sydney Surrounds North, part of the Destination NSW regional tourism network.

Kerry has worked for many of Australia’s leading performing arts organisations including MLC Centre Theatre Royal, Actors’ Equity, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Come Out Youth Arts Festival. She was Director, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute; Marketing Manager, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Executive Producer and Entrepreneurial Director, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust; and, Chair, Monkey Baa Theatre (2005 to 2012).

Words from Sharman Pretty, Chair, Accessible Arts

“The Board of Accessible Arts is delighted to welcome Kerry Comerford as our CEO. Kerry’s extensive background in the not-for-profit and commercial arts sectors, together with her national and international experience and networks, position her well to engage with and address the challenges of the dynamic and rapidly changing arts and disability sector.”

Words from Kerry Comerford, Incoming CEO, Accessible Arts

“I look forward to taking on the role of CEO, Accessible Arts, and am excited to be joining a team with such a clear determination to bring about real and palpable difference for artists with disability. Together we will continue to collaborate with the sector to strive for and facilitate artistic excellence, access and participation within a disability-led environment.”

Looking ahead

The Board and staff of Accessible Arts look forward to welcoming Kerry Comerford when she begins her new role on Tuesday 16 October.

For more

For more information, please contact the Accessible Arts office on (02) 9251 6499 or email

This page was first published on Friday 28 September.