Collette Brennan Announced as New CEO of Abbotsford Convent
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Join us in congratulating Collette Brennan on the appointment as new Chief Executive Officer of Abbotsford Convent. Collette succeeds the Convent’s founding CEO Maggie Maguire, who is leaving next month after almost 11 years.
“The Abbotsford Convent is a stunning Melbourne success story, beginning with a remarkable partnership between local residents, three levels of government, philanthropists and businesses. Maggie Maguire and the Board brought the Convent precinct to life, and the tenants have produced the creative capital essential to its success. The Convent's location, public programs, heritage and architecture make it unique in the world. I am honoured yet undaunted to be given the task of further developing this treasure and bringing greater national and international renown to the Convent,” says Collette.
About Abbotsford Convent
Just 4 km from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 6.8 hectares, the Convent – with its 11 historic buildings and gardens – is internationally recognised as a leading not-for-profit arts, cultural and learning precinct.
The former Convent of the Good Shepherd, the most important Catholic institutional complex constructed in Victoria, it is notable for its scale and extent, the architectural qualities of the buildings and its range of building types.
Today, the Convent is home to over 100 artist studios, two art galleries, markets, over 1000 events annually, a wellness centre and six places to eat and drink.