Tina Arena appointed to Australia Council board

Australian music icon Tina Arena has joined the board of the nation’s peak arts body with a three-year appointment.

Arts Minister Mitch Fifield said the “high-profile singer-songwriter, musician and musical theatre actor brings significant experience as an artist to the board.”

“She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016 for significant service to the music industry and as a supporter of charitable groups, and was awarded a Knighthood of the French National Order of National Merit for her contributions to French culture.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has often noted that Arena is his favourite Australian singer.¬†Arena is joined by fellow newcomer Mario D’Orazio, former Channel 7 Perth managing director and board member of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

OIP Staff