MCA Australia appoints Samantha Luck as Director of Development

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MCA Australia appoints Samantha Luck as Director of Development
Samantha Luck. Photo: Marcus Wright.

SYDNEY.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia announced today the appointment of Samantha Luck as the Museum's Director of Development.

Samantha Luck is a highly skilled professional, specialising in business development, philanthropy and partnerships with over a decade of experience in senior leadership positions in the not-for-profit and government sectors. She is passionate about the power of philanthropy and value aligned partnerships that deliver social impact.

Samantha comes to MCA Australia from The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) where she has been the Head of Business Development and Partnerships over the last 5 years and worked on the transformation of the institution into a two-building art museum, achieving ambitious targets to realise the exhibition and programming objectives of the expanded campus.

Prior to this role, she worked for the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) for over 10 years in the roles of Communication Manager, General Manager and Foundation Manager. During this time, she developed and implemented the strategic direction of the Foundation, addressing educational disadvantage through structured workplace mentoring and business/school partnerships.

Suzanne Cotter, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia said, ‘Samantha Luck brings to the role a strong track record of successful fundraising and inspired leadership. She is a natural leader, cultivating and stewarding relationships for the mutual benefit of all. Samantha brings to the Executive Team freshness and vision at a moment of exciting change and forward thinking for MCA Australia.

Samantha Luck said of her new appointment at MCA Australia, ‘I am thrilled to be joining the Executive team at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, an iconic cultural institution, renowned both locally and internationally as the leading museum for contemporary art in Australia. It’s an honour to work with the Museum's loyal community of philanthropists, partners and supporters to ensure its place for future generations, as the much loved, premier museum for contemporary art and ideas in this country and beyond.’

Samantha Luck will commence her role as Director of Development at MCA Australia on 3 June 2024.

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