Board of DirectorsAlison Beare

Chief Executive Officer, UKARIA

Alison has over 25 years' experience as a highly skilled senior administrator and advisor. She was appointed to her current role in 2013 and is responsible for implementing the philanthropic vision and mission of UKARIA and the Ulrike Klein Foundation in close consultation with the Directors of each Board and the Founder, Ulrike Klein AO. She is responsible for the overall management of the UKARIA Cultural Centre.

Prior to this appointment, Alison was the SA Manager for Philanthropy Australia and from 2007-2011 she was the Executive Officer of the Australian String Quartet (ASQ). She has developed and implemented many successful music programs both with ASQ and as Concert Manager at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide.

An undergraduate from the University of Adelaide, Alison has since pursued further study at the University’s Graduate School of Management. Alison was selected to participate in the Australia Council’s inaugural Emerging Leaders Program and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Alison has been a member of the Board of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) since 2014, and in 2019 was appointed to the Board of the Adelaide Festival for a three-year term.

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