Chief Financial Officer
Ms Monica Newton
Ms Monica Newton was appointed deputy director-general: Arts and Culture Promotion and Development in February 2013. She has worked with national, provincial and local government and related government agencies since 1997, first as a full-time employee and later as a consultant in her own business.
Prior to this, she was the CEO of the National Art Council, a statutory body reporting to the Department of Arts and Culture and established to support and develop the arts in South Africa. As CEO of the organisation she fulfilled the role of accounting officer and took responsibility for the corporate governance, finances and performance of the organisation.
Ms Newton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Sociology, Bachelor of Arts Honours in Industrial Sociology, a Masters in Industrial Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand and a certificate in Guest House Management from the University of Cape Town.