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Beverly Knight


Beverly Knight is the Managing Director of Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne.

A recognised trail-blazer in Indigenous sport, Beverly was the first female director of an AFL club, serving as Director of the Essendon Football Club for 17 years (1993 – 2010). 

Knight is recognised for her expertise in their contemporary art practice and providing a pathway to an economy for artists. She was the key member of the reference group developing the Code of Conduct for the Federal Government and the Indigenous Arts Sector and served as a founding board member of the company administering the Indigenous Art Code. 

She was a director of AFL Sportready (1995 – 2009), guiding the development of the company in its formative years to educate with professional traineeships for young men and women in all aspects of sport all over Australia.

Beverly Knight has maintained close friendships with Indigenous footballers and their families and assisting the new generations. She works closely with many public institutions and is highly regarded for her integrity and boundless energy for an exciting future for artists and women in business and sport.

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