Professional Bio

Cecily has extensive experience in creative, impact, and community engagement producing, across Australia and the globe, having worked in Shanghai, Rotterdam, London and South KoreaCecily was one of the senior producers for the Namatjira Project, which famously achieved the return of iconic Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira’s trust and legacy to his descendants. Most recently Cecily comes from 6 years as Executive Producer for physical theatre makers Legs On The Wall, working with festivals, presenters, artists, and funders, to premiere works, including the renowned climate-responsive spectacle work THAW for Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival and MONA FOMA in 2022. Cecily is a fellow of the Salsburg Global Seminar, Austria. She is also a qualified marriage celebrant, auctioneer, and mum.

What inspires you about the work that you do?

I will never get over that Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) really is what it says on the box. It’s truly about offering an accessible and safe play space for thinking and ideas – for all kinds of people, not just those who are highly qualified or highly resourced. A space to entangle, wrestle and wrangle with challenging, new, unbelievable, and uncomfortable ideas, all in the name of uncovering and discovering who we are, and who we will be.  

I just love that a small proudly independent organisation like The Ethics Centre has continued to reach out to communities for over 30 years, with initiatives like Ethi-Call and events like The Ethics of… . I’m inspired to be part of it.