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Swaab Lawyer Joins Region­al Arts NSW Board

Swaab Senior Asso­ciate Nao­mi Mes­sen­ger has been elect­ed to the Board of Region­al Arts NSW, join­ing the likes of Chief Exec­u­tive for Syd­ney Fes­ti­vals 2010 – 2012 Lindy Hume.

Swaab Senior Asso­ciate Nao­mi Mes­sen­ger has been elect­ed to the Board of Region­al Arts NSW, join­ing the likes of Chief Exec­u­tive for Syd­ney Fes­ti­vals 2010 – 2012 Lindy Hume.

Region­al Arts NSW is the peak body for region­al arts activ­i­ty in NSW. They pro­vide a range of ser­vices and rep­re­sent a state-wide net­work of Region­al Arts Boards in the key areas of advo­ca­cy, capac­i­ty build­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and support.

Nao­mi has always had a keen inter­est in the arts, hav­ing com­plet­ed a degree in Arts Man­age­ment at the West­ern Aus­tralian Acad­e­my of Per­form­ing Arts.

I worked for a local the­atre com­pa­ny , music pro­mot­er and art auc­tion­eer in Perth before I decid­ed to do my law degree. I always want­ed to do work for artists and have a great client base at Swaab which includes Region­al Arts NSW,” says Naomi.

Nao­mi has had a long time asso­ci­a­tion with the Arts Law Cen­tre of Aus­tralia hav­ing writ­ten their best-sell­ing book Busi­ness Struc­tures and Gov­er­nance: A Prac­ti­cal Guide for the Arts and has also been the recip­i­ent of their Law Con­trib­u­tor Prize six years in a row.

I feel very priv­i­leged to have been con­sid­ered for this role and accept it with great excite­ment. I think it is real­ly impor­tant to have inter­ests out­side of the law, but to be able to mix the two as part of my career is some­thing I am real­ly proud of and thank­ful for.”

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