From the ABC to the NFSA for Meagan Loader

After leaving her role as Head of Music and Creative Development with the ABC at the end of 2023, Meagan Loader has become the new Chief Curator of the National Film and Sound Archive based out of their Sydney offices. She will look after the NFSA’s collecting activities and strategy for collection interpretation, programming and research.  

Loader replaces Gayle Lake who has been in the role as Senior and Chief Curator for 12 years and retires in June.

NFSA CEO Patrick McIntyre said of the appointment:

‘Megan’s extensive career in executive leadership, program direction and content creation in cross-platform audiovisual environments makes her exceptionally suited to the role. I’m really excited to work with Meagan as the institution continues to adapt to the ever-evolving changes in audiovisual production and consumption driven by digital innovation while maintaining our long-established strengths in analogue and physical preservation.’ 

Loader said:

‘Joining the talented, passionate team of curators, hunters and collectors at the NFSA is such a privilege. Contributing to the world-leading work being done to preserve, digitise and make accessible the stories, ideas and always evolving expressions of Australian identity is a great honour, and I can’t wait to get in there.’  

The NFSA is a truly dynamic cultural leader, and the opportunity to bring my passion for Australian audiences, community-building, culture, music, podcasts, radio, gaming, video, film and TV together in the role of Chief Curator is beyond exciting.’

Loader commences the new role on May 14. 

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