Georgie McClean

Dr Georgie McClean is a media/ arts professional with over 15 years’ experience in public policy and programs. She is the Acting CEO (formerly Head of Strategy and Governance) at the of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Until 2016, she headed up Strategy and Communications at Screen Australia, where she commissioned major research studies such as Seeing Ourselves: Cultural Diversity in TV Drama and Screen Currency. Prior to that, was Manager of Policy and Research at SBS – an organization she worked in, in various roles, for nine years.  With an applied research Doctorate of Cultural Research on cultural diversity in media and strong practical knowledge of the screen and media industries, Georgie is particularly interested in translating between ideas, research and practice for the benefit of public policy and audiences. She has run her own consultancy: The Gist Strategy and Engagement, which including research and writing the Inclusive Pathways Framework for Storytelling Talent. Georgie has been instrumental in setting up and managing the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network Georgie was born in Canada, raised in Indonesia and has lived in Argentina and Japan.