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SAFC announces new Head of Operations and Head of Finance

02 May 2023
SAFC Head of Operations Michael Bloyce and Head of Finance Robyn Jones
Newly appointed SAFC Head of Operations Michael Bloyce and Head of Finance Robyn Jones

The SAFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bloyce as the agency’s new Head of Operations, and Robyn Jones as Head of Finance.

Michael Bloyce is a highly experienced senior manager who has worked in both the public and non-profit sectors. He comes to the newly created role of SAFC Head of Operations from Country Arts SA where he was responsible for governance, infrastructure developments, finance, HR, IT, risk management, sustainability initiatives and facilities management.

Robyn Jones will take on the role of Head of Finance role, after having served 12 months as the SAFC’s Chief Operating Officer.

Robyn has been a part of the SAFC team since July 2021, when she first joined as Finance Manager. She has extensive screen industry experience, having previously served as Finance and Governance Manager at the Adelaide Film Festival and as Accountant and Office Manager for Mercury CX, and deep experience in finance, having worked as an auditor for KPMG and having taught finance at Adelaide University for many years.

The Head of Operations role replaces the former Chief Operating Officer role in leading day-to-day operational business activities of the SAFC, which will see Michael strategically leading and managing all aspects pertaining to internal operations. The Head of Finance role is a re-calibration of the existing Finance Manager role, incorporating financial management duties formerly assigned to the COO, which will see Robyn leading and managing all aspects of the SAFC’s financial processes. Both roles will be part of the SAFC Executive Leadership team.

SAFC CEO Kate Croser congratulated both Michael and Robyn on their appointments.

“We are delighted to welcome Michael Bloyce to the SAFC in the exciting new role of Head of Operations. Michael brings with him a wealth of high-level experience, networks and knowledge, and we are confident he will be an invaluable asset to the organisation.

“We are also pleased to welcome Robyn Jones to the newly created role of SAFC Head of Finance. As Chief Operating Officer Robyn has built on her deep industry experience, connections and finance knowledge to lead the agency through significant changes to the SAFC’s accounting systems, corporate policies and procedures as well as the many operational challenges of COVID-19. I thank Robyn for her hard work and dedication and congratulate her on her new role.

“I look forward to working with both Michael and Robyn as part of the SAFC’s Executive Leadership team.”

Michael Boyce will commence as SAFC Head of Operations on 29 May, 2023.

Robyn Jones will commence as SAFC Head of Finance on 5 June, 2023.

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