Annette Madden is a senior arts leader, creative producer and programmer. She is currently Head of Theatre at the Australia Council for the Arts. Previous roles include Executive Producer of Perth International Arts Festival where she oversaw programming and managed theatre, circus, dance and large-scale events programs; Downstairs Theatre Director at Belvoir where she curated the B Sharp program; and a member of the National Artistic Team at Queensland Theatre. She has also worked in arts management roles with organisations including Shaun Parker & Company, Playwriting Australia, The Seymour Centre, Theatre Kantanka, Melbourne Festival, Performance Space, Stalker & Marrugeku and Marguerite Pepper Productions; and has served on a variety of boards and advisory committees. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Charles Sturt University (Communication - Theatre and Media).