After four years as Head of Programme at the Arts Marketing Association (AMA), CATH HUME will take up the post of CEO in January 2017. She will replace JULIE ALDRIDGE who is stepping down after 17 years in post.
Formerly Staff Director at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, WALTER SUTCLIFFE is to become the new Artistic Director of Northern Ireland Opera from February 2017. Current Artistic Director OLIVER MEARS will join the Royal Opera House as Director of Opera from the beginning of March 2017.
LORD BLACK OF BRENTWOOD, a member of the Royal College of Music’s Council since 2009, is to become Chairman of Council from August 2017. He will replace Professor LORD WINSTON, whose tenure comes to an end after ten years.
Head of Creative Programming at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, ANDREW MILLER, is to join Royal & Derngate Theatres as Executive Associate from January 2017. He will be succeeded on a 12-month secondment by freelance producer and former Interim Director of Music at Arts Council England PENNY KING.
Artistic Director and CEO of Pavilion Dance South West, DERYCK NEWLAND, is to leave the organisation next year. He will take up the role of Chief Executive at the Live Theatre Winchester Trust in March 2017.