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The Greater Sydney Commission this week welcomes Dr Wendy Were as Executive Director, Thought Leadership and Engagement.

Dr Were has held many creative leadership roles over the last two decades including Executive Director, Strategic Development and Advocacy at the Australia Council, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sydney Writers' Festival and CEO of West Australian Music.

Commission Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Mildwater said Wendy's creative background would bring a unique perspective to the work of the Commission.

"Wendy will be instrumental in driving one of the key pillars of our work, city-shaping thought leadership; taking ideas and research that drives our second key pillar, leading strategic planning for Greater Sydney," Ms Mildwater said.

"She'll also be raising awareness and building support for the Metropolis of Three Cities and the Women's Safety Charter, as well as building on the Commission's strong foundation of community and stakeholder engagement, ensuring the needs and views of Sydneysiders are at the forefront of our work," she said.