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It is with great sadness Sydney Festival acknowledges the passing of esteemed business and community leader Michael Crouch AC on Friday 9 February 2018.
Michael was a passionate and committed benefactor of Australia’s arts and cultural sector and one of nature’s true gentlemen. As CEO of Zip Industries Michael lead Zip’s commitment to Sydney Festival as the Principal Corporate Partner for the period 2011 to 2013. This partnership was vital in ensuring Sydney Festival maintained its unique program of free events, concerts and attractions, a part of the program for which Michael shared a strong passion. Michael continued his support as an inspired Philanthropist, serving as President of Sydney Festival’s Director's Circle, and remained a personal contributor and tireless advocate for the Festival and its work. Michael’s passion went well beyond Sydney Festival, his generosity across the industry was legendary and his support, advocacy and enthusiasm shall be greatly missed by us all.
Michael Crouch AC is pictured with Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, AD, CVO former governor of New South Wales, and Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Clover Moore. Picture by Prudence Upton.