Richard Evans of REĂ Consulting is an experienced practitioner in arts, culture, events and place making. Currently REĂ is engaged by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to oversee events, public art and the creation of a new 18,000 square metre cultural space within the newly created Headland Park on 22 hectares of Sydney’s waterfront.
REĂ is also currently providing executive producing services for the Corroboree Sydney festival in November. REĂ has recently been working with the NSW government developing a business case to establish the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. It has been commissioned to undertake a range of operational reviews of arts and tourism related businesses, including being part of the team which developed a Master Plan for Centennial Park.
An experienced producer, chief executive, and public servant, Richard Evans has previously held roles as executive director of The Bell Shakespeare Company and The Australian Ballet and CEO of Sydney Opera House. In his role at the Opera House, Richard oversaw 2500 events annually and established a number of new festivals and activations, significantly developing the public domain and overseeing a period of unprecedented economic and visitation growth.