Live Performance Australia (LPA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Geoff Brown, a titan of the Screen Producer’s Australia (SPA). He passed away following a long illness at just 66 years of age.
Brown contributed immensely to the arts and screen industry and his achievements over his 16 years with SPA, 11 of which he led the organisation through a number of challenges, were many. After a career in Industrial relations with the Australian Navy and the ABC, Brown worked for the then named Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) for 16 years. He started as SPA’s Manager of Industrial Relations, and was Executive Director from 2002 until 2012.
Among his many achievements, Brown negotiated industry benchmark agreements, consolidated SPA’s financial position, and established the organisation as an important voice for the screen industry in the media and in Canberra.
Brown was also an avid supporter of the live performance industry, and LPA and SPAA maintained a strong alliance during his tenure.
Brown’s contribution to the Australian and international arts and screen industries has left a lasting impression and he will be greatly missed by his friends, family, and the arts and screen community at large. LPA wishes to extend its sincere condolences to Geoff’s family, friends and colleagues.
To read Geoff Brown’s full vale and tributes from his colleagues, visit the Arts Hub website.
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