Ryan Taaffe is the Executive Director for CircuitWest – The Western Australian Presenters Association. CircuitWest represents presenters, producers, artists and service organisations and has a strong focus on programming, audience development and community engagement, alongside building the capacity of the performing arts sector in Western Australia. Until recently Ryan was the General Manager of the Koorliny Arts Centre in Kwinana, Western Australia. The Koorliny Arts Centre is an outer-metro centre located in a population of 30, 000 but servicing a population of over 100,000. In his tenure Ryan was responsible for returning the Centre to a programming focus and ensuring that the Centre actively participated in the sector.
Ryan studied Theatre and Musical Theatre at University and has previously worked as a Policy Advisor for Minister’s at a state level and the social services sector at a federal level.
Ryan has a strong commitment to the performing arts sector and through CircuitWest enabling the sector to collaborate and develop.