Joe Toohey


Executive Director
Regional Arts Victoria

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).

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