With more than 35 years in cultural leadership Ismail Mahomed is a multi-award winning arts administrator and published playwright. His previous roles include serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Market Theatre Foundation, Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival and as Senior Cultural Specialist of the US Embassy (South Africa).  Working collaboratively with the Centre’s team and University leadership he provides strategic and visionary leadership for the Centre for Creative Arts and oversees its governance, management and administration.