RAD Australia Appoints New National Director

Aaron Bloomfield National Director, RAD Australia

Aaron Bloomfield New National Director

Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is delighted to announce the appointment of Aaron Bloomfield as the RAD’s new National Director for Australia, succeeding Rebecca Taylor who held the post from 2019 and Léonie Locke who is currently Interim National Director, Australia.

Aaron joins the RAD from his position as CEO of Gymnastics New South Wales (NSW), a post he has held for 19 years, during which time he has transformed the organisation, ensuring financial stability and significantly improving governance as the basis for continuous growth. Aaron has also had a notable influence on gymnastics and sport across Australia, including chairing the Board of the NSW Sports Federation, as a guest panel member for the launch of the Sport Australia National Governance Principles and with Gymnastics NSW receiving numerous awards including for Safe Sporting Practice.

As National Director for RAD Australia, Aaron will report to Tim Arthur the RAD’s new global Chief Executive based in the UK, and will lead the RAD’s strategic vision across its Australian operations, supporting 1,400 RAD members and 940 teachers in Australia.

Following his appointment Aaron Bloomfield said: “It is such an honour to be joining the RAD team and be a part of such a prestigious organisation and vibrant and diverse community. I’m excited to meet RAD colleagues, stakeholders, members and students and to hear how, together we can grow and develop dance across Australia.”

Tim Arthur said: “I’m incredibly excited that Aaron is joining the RAD family. His energy, creativity, enthusiasm and passion for our work, as well as his incredible track record with Gymnastics NSW make him the ideal person to take RAD Australia forward. I can’t wait to see the amazing things our colleagues, members and students can achieve in the coming years under his wonderful leadership.”

Aaron will join the RAD on Monday 18 July.

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