The Accessible Arts team, from left: Morwenna, Kay, Anke, Ann-Maree and Riona
July 11, 2017

Meet the team – Kay Richardson

We’re a new team here at Accessible Arts and we’d like you to get to know each of us. Today we introduce Operations Manager Kay Richardson, who joined the team in April.

What attracted you to the role at Accessible Arts?
I really enjoy experiencing all forms of arts and culture. Also, for many years I have been involved in developing initiatives that create positive social impact on behalf of not for profit organisations. AArts provides me with a way to focus on all of the above!

What are you responsible for/what do you do? 
Officially, I am responsible for “maintaining the key operational, financial, training functions, ITC and Human Resources services” as well as contributing to the strategic plans.

What do you hope to achieve in your role? 
Over my years of working as a consultant in various roles, I have gained a fairly unique set of transferable skills. In particular, I like technology and discovering ways it can be employed to make organisations become more efficient and effective. Right now, for AARTS that means taking us to “the cloud” and creating accessible digital resources.

What excites or inspires you about working in the arts and disability sector?
I am a natural collaborator who relates well to people from disparate backgrounds and I admire people who are committed to making the world a better place.  It is my honour to support members of the arts + disability community, who will no doubt inspire me in return.

Do you have any favourite hobbies?
I don’t have time for hobbies, but if I did, it would be photography and writing.

Describe yourself in three words.
Persistent, Altruistic, Empathic