Annabell Lebethe previously served as the CEO of the National Arts Council. Prior to joining the NAC, she was in the Gauteng Provincial Department of Arts, Culture, Recreation and Heritage where she worked on that office’s Creative Mapping Project, as well as with the MAPP-SETA where she dealt with film, electronic media and the entertainment industry. A vigorous proponent of the arts in South Africa, Ms Lebethe has been an active and vigorous supporter of the MTF’s work, as well as a frequent attendee of many performances, educational activities and exhibitions over the years. She has also served on the boards of a variety of arts and cultural organisations, including ABC Ulwazi, the African Arts Institute and the Cape Film Commission. She graduated as a Town and Regional Planner from the University of Johannesburg (nee Technikon Witwatersrand) and is currently studying towards a Master’s degree in Public Management.