Elliott combines first class cultural, industry, business and
political awareness. She is widely recognised as one of the
most successful and effective leaders of Australian media in
industry development, political representation, and advocacy.
February 2002 – July 2006, Megan was the Executive Director
of the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) and the Australian
Writers’ Guild Collecting Society (AWGACS). In this role
she increased the visibility of the AWG across industry, public
and government; she successfully developed and implemented
a highly successful organisational strategy which ensured that
the AWG has a sound financial basis for future growth; extended
the organisation’s national and international networks;
increased sponsorship and developed long-term sponsor relationships;
increased membership by more than 30% during the biggest production
slump the film and television industries have experienced in
a decade; and motivated and energised the membership to become
active participants in the organisation’s successes.
background encompasses creative industries project management
for the European Union; industry development and organising
for performing artists; and she herself is a recognised contemporary
performance maker, industry writer and event producer.
has been a member of the Australian Screen Council’s
Policy Forum; the Australian Screen Council Working Party;
the Policy Research Group of the International Affiliation
of Writers’ Guilds; a member of Australia’s UNESCO’s
cultural network; and a board member of CREATE Australia.