Avi Amesbury is the CEO and Artistic Director of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre and leads the team in delivering services that support sector sustainability and professional practice. Amesbury represents Craft ACT, its members and professional craft and design in Canberra and advocates for the sector at all levels of government. Since joining the organisation she has led many initiatives including the development of DESIGN Canberra and the relocation of the Craft ACT store, AGENCY, to Braddon. She manages a professional practice in ceramics, exhibits internationally, and has a studio at Strathnairn Arts.