Arts Centre Trust Board chair Felicity Price is committed to the regeneration of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, which she believes is the most significant public heritage site in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Born and bred in Christchurch, Felicity has extensive voluntary governance experience that has included chairing the boards of The Court Theatre, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Writers Festival and SIDS International. She has been a director of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and in 2009 received the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to arts and business.
She is a fellow of the Institute of Directors and of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand.
Felicity’s career has included managing her own multi-award-winning communications consultancy, Price Rennie PR, and she is now a strategic communications contractor and consultant.
A graduate of the University of Canterbury (MA Hons), Felicity also has a MA in creative writing from Victoria University of Wellington. Felicity has authored eight novels and three works of non-fiction, including the John Britten biography Dare to Dream.
Felicity was appointed as an Arts Centre board trustee in 2015, and reappointed under the Act in 2018.