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Meet the Deputy Secretary

Andrew Abbott has led Creative Victoria since January 2015. His career has seen him work extensively across the creative and cultural sector and government.

Andrew's creative industries experience began with roles at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia Exhibitions Touring Agency and the Australia Foundation for Culture and the Humanities. Within the Victorian Government, he has held executive positions in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development.

In August 2013 Andrew was appointed Director of Arts Victoria – the State Government’s former arts and cultural body. In 2014-15 he led the transition from Arts Victoria to Creative Victoria and was appointed the Deputy Secretary of Creative Victoria upon its formation in January 2015.

Andrew has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.

Andrew Abbott