Unique IDAG-0178DescriptionThe Festival of Sydney Ltd is a non-profit agency registered as a company limited by guarantee. It is responsible for organising the annual Festival of Sydney that has taken place every January since 1977. On the 4 September 1995 the name of the organisation was changed from the Sydney Committee Limited to the Festival of Sydney Limited when the Sydney Committee went into voluntary liquidation.
The agency is deemed to have been created by the appointment of Stephen Hall as Executive Director (later General Manager) of the Sydney Committee on 3 November 1975. Following his appointment, permanent staff were appointed to run the yearly Festival. By 1992 the Festival's staff included the General Manager, who reports to the Board, an Office Manager, an Operations Manager, a Business & Corporate Affairs Manager, a Marketing and Publicity Manager, and Director of the Carnivale.
The Lord Mayor of Sydney serves as Chairman of the Board, with the Premier of NSW as the President.
Prior to Stephen Hall's appointment, the Sydney Committee was serviced by staff of Sydney City Council.
This agency is similar to CA 171, Sydney Committee, 1956+, except that CA 171 was made up of elected officials and staff of Sydney City Council who are connected to the Festival of Sydney, whereas CA 178 is made up of external staff employed by the company itself.CreationAppointment of Stephen Hall 3 November 1975
Start date4th November 1975End date4th November 1975Relationship legacy dataPRECEDED BY: Sydney Committee AG-0171 (04/09/1995)
RELATED TO: Festival of Sydney Limited OR-0014 (04/11/1975)
RELATED TO: Festival of Sydney FN-0030 (04/11/1975) Source System ID178