picture17Cas Bennetto

Cas brings extensive experience across corporate, professional services, not for profit, government, thearts and tertiary sectors to her role as CEO of the Kimberley Foundation Australia. She has worked in executive management positions at Charles Darwin University, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art and The Smith Family. She was the founding producer of one of Sydney’s most popular annual events, the OpenAir Cinema at Farm Cove and is a former radio producer.

Cas spent eight years as a fundraiser, volunteer and head of communications at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art where she was introduced to the MCA’s Maningrida and Ramingining Collection of bark painting, wooden and fibre sculpture. This was the beginning of her love for Aboriginal art and a desire to understand aboriginal culture and traditional knowledge. Some years later, as Communications & Marketing Director at Charles Darwin University (CDU), she visited those Aboriginal communities.

Cas joined the Kimberley Foundation Australia as CEO in 2010 after 20 years working in marketing, fundraising and public relations in Sydney. She was previously National Executive Director of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce. Cas holds a Master of Arts (Organisational Communication) and was recently appointed a Trustee to the Board of Trust for Nature.

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