Portrait of Gemma Rayner

Gemma Rayner

Gemma Rayner is Series Producer at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. 

For five years she has worked across a range of programming initiatives, from regular event and podcast series to Town Hall debates, comedy, children's and cabaret specials, and festivals and regional touring.

Gemma holds a BA from Melbourne University, spent a decade in publishing – predominantly with Text, one of Melbourne’s vibrant independent publishing houses – and was co-founder and artistic director of the Woodend Children's Festival 2013/2014. An experienced producer, editor and project manager, she is a current Peer Assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts (2017–2020).