Amber Sloan has been appointed general manager of the Melbourne International Film Festival.

A MIFF attendee for 18 years since she was a student at RMIT, Sloan in effect replaces Maria Amato, who was CEO until her departure in December.

In a subsequent restructure the CEO’s position was replaced by the GM role. Sloan joins the MIFF executive team alongside artistic director Michelle Carey and industry director Mark Woods.

She worked for Private Media, publisher of Crikey, for almost 10 years, starting as marketing manager before becoming GM then chief operating officer and company secretary.

“MIFF’s management will be enriched by Amber’s wealth of experience in marketing, subscriber and revenue management and we are delighted to welcome her to the team,” said MIFF chair Claire Dobbin.

The 64th MIFF 2015 runs from July 30 – August 16.

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