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The true value of great cultural infrastructure

Root Partnerships is delighted to bring Reflections on our Built Environment to Sydney for the second time as part of our series of annual events.

Shining a spotlight on the role that great cultural infrastructure plays in shaping a city, our guest speaker for the evening was Michael Lynch AO CBE. Michael shared his fascinating insight into the pivotal moments that have shaped his career in leading some of the most iconic cultural institutions around the world.

As an internationally renowned arts administrator, Michael touched on his experiences at the helm of the Sydney Opera House between 1998 and 2002, his time in London where he led the Southbank Centre through the successful rehabilitation of the Royal Festival Hall, and finally on his experiences in his more recent role as Chief Executive of the multi-billion-dollar West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in Hong Kong.

Root Partnerships is privileged to have had Michael sharing some of the lessons he has learned and the moments that have stuck with him through the years as a participant in the creation of the built environment.

In considering the breadth of Root Partnerships’ own project experiences, Managing Director Peter Root commented, “The success of our work is often reflective of a great client – a client who brings a deeper understanding of their business, a sparkling vision for the future of that business, the courage of their convictions, and the resilience and generosity for a true partnership.”

See the video highlights from the evening here