Brenda-Devar-SakellaridesBrenda describes herself as a creative catalyst. Her journey in the creative sector has seen her working as an award-winning actress, singer, creative consultant and arts administrator. She is the Director of Pink Room Productions – a creative consultancy which offers a wide range of services including the generation of original music for theatre, film and television, copy & script writing and arts management services.

She is the out-going Chairperson of the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), South Africa’s oldest independent arts funding and development agency – a position she held from 2008. At the recent board meeting she was appointed as the first ACT ambassador. She also serves on the Governing Body of the National School of the Arts.

A firm believer in the imperative to honour creative impulses and dreams, she strives to realise not only her own, but to enable and nurture the creative dreams of others.