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SAFC farewells long-time Board member Miriam Silva AM

13 October 2023
Miriam Silva AM, photo by Alice Healy

The SAFC bids a warm farewell and thank you to SAFC Board Member Miriam Silva AM, who is stepping down from her role this month after nine years of service.

With more than 20 years’ experience managing large and geographically diverse teams across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agriculture, Miriam has generously shared her thoughtful leadership with the Board and the broader agency since first being appointed in 2014.

Miriam served as Interim Board Chair for several months at the beginning of 2023 before the appointment of Chair Mike Rann AC CNZM, and has been a much valued Chair of the SAFC’s Risk & Audit Committee for over four years.

She will continue to support the arts through ongoing roles as Board Member of the Art Gallery of South Australia and Chair of Contemporary Arts Precincts in Victoria, alongside additional appointments as Chair of InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and Board Member for AMES Australia. Miriam was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2022 in recognition of her significant service to the multicultural community of South Australia, and to women.

SAFC Board Chair Mike Rann AC CNZM said: “Miriam’s decades of experience in professional and strategic leadership have made her an invaluable member of the SAFC Board, and it has been a pleasure working with her. On behalf of the SAFC Board and team I’d like to thank Miriam for her dedication and commitment to supporting and championing the SA screen sector, and her many valuable contributions to the SAFC.”

SAFC CEO Kate Croser said: “Miriam’s depth of knowledge and skill, and also her kindness, integrity and wisdom, have all benefited the SAFC Board, the Corporation, and the broader South Australian screen industry in so many ways. Her strong support for boosting and progressing diversity and inclusion in the sector in particular have helped steer SAFC agency strategy and her expertise has been crucial to the development of the SAFC’s ground-breaking Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. On behalf of the SAFC, I’d like to thank Miriam for her extensive contributions, and look forward to seeing her ongoing impact on the arts and multiculturalism in South Australia.”

Find out more about the SAFC Board here.

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