With curiosity, willingness, and a generosity of spirit, Bryce Ives is masterful at making groups connect and facilitating conversations that matter. Skilled in shaping group dynamics and designing processes that can hold complicated and collaborative discussions, Bryce has produced countless memorable and transformative gatherings that have led to change, action and impact.
His impact includes notable projects in contemporary Australian performing arts practice, youth development, agricultural leadership, social entrepreneurship, rural and regional renewal, diversity representation within the media, and digital innovation in the light of disruptive media ecology.
Bryce designed the Talking 2030 roadmap to get Australian Agriculture to $100 billion at the farm gate by 2030. For the past twelve years, Bryce has focused on building leadership innovation in Australian Agriculture as Chief Facilitator of the AgriFutures Horizon program and for the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award program.
Instrumental in leading some of Australia’s most enduring community media projects, including as Chief Facilitator of the ABC’s Heywire Regional Youth project, Bryce was also a driving force behind the Student Youth Network, one of Australia’s most significant participatory youth media projects. As a movement, SYN fundamentally changed the face of Australian media and storytelling; Bryce has worked with thousands of young media makers.
Bryce is an experienced company director and c-suite executive with a focus on engagement, communications, public and government affairs, and social impact work. He is also profoundly shaped by his training in theatre making, improvisation, music, and his hundreds of hours of experience as a broadcaster on live radio and television.
With professional experience as a theatre-maker, composer, director and writer, Bryce was the co-founder of the Present Tense Ensemble. This award-winning performance-based ensemble created contemporary music theatre that was immersive, highly sonic, and performed with heart and gusto in the here and now. He is a previous Director of the Ballarat Arts Academy and Gippsland Centre of Art and Design, previous Artistic Director of Theatre Works St.Kilda and of the Fairfax Youth Arts Festival. Currently, he is a curator of the Buffer Fringe in Cyprus.
The culmination of this experience is what drives Bryce today. As Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at Torrens Global Education, Bryce is the chief storyteller of Australia’s fastest-growing university.