Portrait of Kaz Paton

Kaz Paton

Kaz joined local government in Melbourne in the 1990’s. She is currently the Manager for the Arts & Culture Department of the City of Greater Geelong, the second city in the state of Victoria.

Kaz has been a board member of many arts organisations. She was a founding board member of the Cultural Development Network of Victoria and Vice Chair of Regional Arts Victoria for six years – to which she has been re co-opted. She has recently become a Churchill Fellow.

Before local government, Kaz trained as an actor in Australia and the United Kingdom. She subsequently worked as an actor and in community theatre both in Australia and overseas including four years as producer, actor and teacher with the National Improvisational Theatre Company in New York.