Antony Jeffrey

Since 2002, Antony Jeffrey has recorded over 200 interviews with artists and arts people, driven by his curiosity and admiration for their creativity. Many Faces of Inspiration is a direct result of this work.

Antony JeffreyAntony Jeffrey has worked in arts management since 1975 when he joined the Australia Council as Music Board director. He was the first general manager of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and for many years has maintained a close association with the orchestra. Prior to that he was commercial manager of The Australian Opera. More recently he was general manager of the Song Company until 2009.

In addition to his executive appointments, he has worked as director or consultant to many arts organisations including the Australian Ballet, Melbourne Theatre Company, Lyric Opera of Queensland, Musica Viva, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.

He has been a leader in establishing philanthropy, corporate sponsorship and strategic planning in the arts in Australia, publishing several books in this field, notably 101 Good Ideas for Assisting the Arts. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for his services to the arts.