Joe Toohey

Joe is currently the executive director (CEO) at Regional Arts Victoria, a not-for-profit arts company which inspires art across the state. He has previously worked as the CEO of Express Media, project officer at Regional Arts Victoria, a research assistant and sessional tutor at Victoria University, and a youth services officer for Banyule City Council on the area’s FReeZA Youth Music and Cultural Events program.

Joe was a board member at the Student Youth Network (SYN Media) from 2008-2014, and was recognised for this contribution in 2015 with a life membership. He also volunteered in roles including presenter and executive producer at the organisation. SYN offers young people aged 12-25 the skills and platforms to be creators, not consumers, of media.

In 2014, Joe completed the Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Leaders Development Program. He has a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University and a Master of Arts Management from the University of Melbourne. He is currently studying to be a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).