ANA Staff

Kate Fielding

Kate Fielding

CEO

Kate Fielding has led ANA since its inception in 2018, drawing together a unique alliance of people across the country in governance, advisory and staffing roles to create a foundation on which ANA could grow and thrive. In this time, ANA has been credited with contributing to a distinct shift in the conversation and knowledge about arts and culture in Australia. Prior to her role with ANA, Kate was the Chair of the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission in Kalgoorlie, and a member of the Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. She has been the Chair of Regional Arts Australia and of Country Arts WA, and was named a 40Under40 WA Business Leader in 2017. Contact Kate via ceo@newapproach.org.au

Meg Williams

Meg Williams

Chief of Staff

Meg Williams joined ANA as Chief of Staff in 2021. Previously Meg was the Director of Inertia Music Label Group, one of Australia's leading Independent music companies and a part of the global [PIAS] group of companies, overseeing the strategic release of emerging and established artists here and around the world. With a background in communications and management, Meg has been the Executive Director of the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) and currently sits on the board of FBi Radio.

Dr Jodie Trembath

Dr Jodie Trembath

Director of Research

Dr Jodie Trembath leads the research program for ANA. Since commencing in 2019, she has been the primary or co-author of 4 of ANA’s 5 foundational research reports, and is now using the findings from these to drive ANA’s future research agenda. In previous roles, Jodie has been a researcher, a communications manager, a lecturer in strategic communications and a high school drama teacher. She was the Managing Editor and co-host of anthropology podcast ‘The Familiar Strange’, and is a member of the board for Arts Capital. In addition to her PhD in Anthropology, Jodie holds degrees in Social Research Methods, Communications, Drama and Education. Contact Jodie via research@newapproach.org.au