Head of Development at Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Australia
Since 2006, Gillian Mercer has specialised in arts partnerships, building relationships with corporate sponsors, ancillary funds, media and government both locally, nationally and internationally. Gillian has worked for both the Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe events implementing the corporate and philanthropic funding strategy in the advent of both festival’s annual transition (2006 and 2012 respectively). Gillian is currently employed as the Head of Development at the Art Gallery of South Australia where she is responsible for the planning and management of business development and fundraising programs from corporate sponsors, ancillary funds and government grants.
Formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Management) and an Advance Diploma of Business (Tourism). Gillian is also the Deputy Chair for Slingsby Theatre and is a regular speaker and panel member for Creative Partnerships Australian and Philanthropy Australia events.