Mathieu Ravier appointed AFTRS Director of Partnerships and Development

Mathieu Ravier has been appointed Director of Partnerships and Development at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

The Partnerships & Development division of AFTRS is responsible for industry partnerships and training, alumni engagement, business development, marketing and communications, as well as the School’s student recruitment and admissions.

“I’ve dedicated my career to championing the work of storytellers and connecting them with opportunities to learn, create and share. I look forward to driving strategic partnerships to strengthen the School’s industry-partnered learning, alumni community and national reach,” Matt said.

“In the 50 years since it was established, AFTRS has played a central role in developing successful Australian screen and broadcast industries. As these industries transform, there is a generational opportunity to build lifelong career pathways for the brave, innovative and diverse storytellers, producers and crews who will shape the next 50 years.”

Matt has spent 25 years working for both business and non-profits as well as at State and Federal government organisations in the screen and cultural sectors.

Before the new role, Mathieu spent four and a half years as Chief Engagement Officer of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

“Matt brings an incredible breadth of experience. He has a fantastic track record in building strategic partnerships, both nationally and internationally and driving really exciting, impactful initiatives. We’re delighted to welcome him to AFTRS,” AFTRS CEO, Dr. Nell Greenwood said.

Born in France, Matt has lived in the US, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong and the UK before settling in Australia. 

He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialisation in Arts & Media Management from York University, Toronto.

In Australia, Mathieu has worked on several boards and advisory groups, including Sydney Film Festival, Australian Music Vault and the Australian Media Literacy Alliance.

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