Former Sydney WorldPride CEO Kate Wickett to lead City Recital Hall

City-Recital-Hall-Sydney-Kate-WickettThe Board of City Recital Hall has announced the appointment of Kate Wickett, former CEO of Sydney WorldPride, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

With a stellar record of transforming Sydney into a bustling hub for domestic and international visitors, Kate is set to bring her visionary leadership to revitalise Sydney’s cultural scene and draw audiences to the heart of the city.

Kate’s tenure at Sydney WorldPride marked a resounding success, drawing nearly 70,000 visitors to New South Wales and injecting significant economic activity into the region.

Her expertise in strategic operations and stakeholder engagement, paired with deep and respected connections across government and business sectors as well as community, position her uniquely to lead City Recital Hall into a new era of cultural prominence.

“We are delighted to have Kate joining the City Recital Hall as our next CEO, following an extensive search process,” said Rachel Launders, City Recital Hall Chair.

“Having run the very successful WorldPride 2023 in Sydney, Kate has impeccable connections into all tiers of government and the business community, which will be of great benefit to the Hall as we look to cement our place in the State’s cultural landscape, offering our exceptional and diverse programming,” said Launders.

“City Recital Hall has always been a beacon of artistic excellence in Sydney,” said Kate Wickett. “I am excited to contribute to its legacy by enhancing its role as a cultural nucleus that not only entertains but also fosters musical and orchestral excellence, performance and dialogue.

“Drawing on my experience, my goal is to infuse City Recital Hall with a spirit of celebration and diversity of programming that resonates throughout this world class venue,” said Wickett.

With an extensive and diverse background spanning law, infrastructure, arts, strategic advisory, and corporate leadership, Kate is poised to reinvigorate Sydney’s CBD, making City Recital Hall a cornerstone of Australia’s and Sydney’s cultural and musical landscape.

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Image: Kate Wickett (supplied)