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TOM WATSON has become the Labour Party’s sixth Shadow Culture Secretary since May 2015. He replaces KELVIN HOPKINS, who was removed after just three months in post.
The UK’s longest serving Culture Minister ED VAIZEY, who has been in post since 2010, has been sacked in the Government reshuffle alongside Culture Secretary JOHN WHITTINGDALE.
Shadow Culture Secretary MARIA EAGLE has stepped down. She has been replaced by KELVIN HOPKINS, who was Co-Chair of the Labour Leave campaign in the run up to the EU referendum.
Ahead of the departure of Deputy Chief Executive ALTHEA EFUNSHILE, Arts Council England (ACE) is restructuring its Executive Board
Artistic Director of Hat Fair, MICHELLE WALKER, is to leave her current role in March to join Greenwich and Docklands Festival as Executive Director.
Contemporary art gallery Grand Union has appointed DOROTHY WILSON MBE, formerly Artistic Director and Chief Executive of mac birmingham, as Chair of its Board of Directors.
Cheltenham Festivals’ Literature Festival Director, ANTONIA BYATT, is to leave after less than a year in the role as a result of “operational efficiencies” and business restructuring.
TIM WOOD, former Marketing Director at Rambert, has become the Arts Marketing Association’s new Chair. He has been an AMA board member for seven years, and Vice Chair since 2012.
GRAHAM VICK CBE, Founder and Artistic Director of the Birmingham Opera Company, is to become the Royal Northern College of Music’s first International Chair of Opera from September 2017.
Artistic Director of LIFT since 2009, MARK BALL has been appointed Associate Artistic Director at Manchester International Festival. He will start full-time from June.
Previously Theatre Critic and Arts Journalist at the Independent on Sunday and The Times, KATE BASSETT has been appointed Literary Associate at Chichester Festival Theatre.
KATE MILLINGTON and TRUDY LISTER have joined Youth Music Theatre, becoming Fundraising Officer and Development Consultant respectively, as part of the organisation’s new Development team.
After five years in the role, UK Music Chief Executive JO DIPPLE is to step down in June 2017.
Labour MP TRISTRAM HUNT has been appointed Director of London’s V&A museum.
Director of Aberystwyth Arts Centre since 2013, GARETH LLOYD ROBERTS has decided to step down to go to “pastures new”.
GEOFFREY ROWE, Chief Executive of the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham since 2006, is to leave the organisation at the end of March to pursue other interests and work on freelance projects.
Chief Executive of First Family Entertainment, KEVIN WOOD will be steppping down at the end of the pantomime season after 12 years with the company.
Managing Director and European President of peermusic, NIGEL ELDERTON, has become the new Chair of PRS. He succeeds GUY FLETCHER OBE, who steps down after six years in the role.
Blast Theory has announced that ANTHONY LILLEY OBE is to be its new Chair of the Board, taking over from CELIA DAVIES, Director of Photoworks and curator of Brighton Photo Biennial, who has led the Board since 201
OLIVER CLARK has joined the Ambassador Theatre Group as Group Marketing Director. He accompanies HERVÉ HANNEQUIN, formerly of advertising company AMVBBDO, who becomes Group Customer Officer.