Bill Sheat


Bill Sheat was the Trust’s first Chair from 1985 to 2001. He was first active in theatre at Victoria University of Wellington as Secretary and President of the Drama Club in the 1950s. As Chair of the QEII Arts Council (aka Creative NZ) from 1969 to 1973 he was instrumental in the establishment of Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School. He was the founder Chair of the NZ Film Commission from 1977 to 1985. Is currently Chair of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand.

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