New Director for the West Horsley Place Trust

Ben Pearce
30 Jul 2020

BEN PEARCE (pictured) will succeed PETER PEARCE as the new Director of the West Horsley Place Trust, the heritage organisation that is restoring the manor house, gardens and a 380-acre estate as centre for the per

Mallaghan leaves Mind the Gap

Lisa Mallaghan
30 Jul 2020

After 14 years, working alongside artists with learning disabilities at theatre company Mind the Gap, Senior Producer LISA MALLAGHAN (pictured) is leaving the organisation.

New Chair for Royal Opera House

David Ross
20 Jul 2020

DAVID ROSS has been announced as the new Chair of the Royal Opera House board from September, succeeding IAN TAYLOR, who passed away earlier this year.

Jewish Museum London announces new Chair

Nick Viner
20 Jul 2020

NICK VINER (pictured) will be the new Chair of Jewish Museum London. He previously oversaw the development of JW3, London’s Jewish Cultural and Community Centre, as its founding Chief Executive.

Cavender steps down at Faber Music

Sally Cavender
20 Jul 2020

After almost forty years with the company, SALLY CAVENDER will be stepping down as Performance Music Director and Vice Chairman of Faber Music in December 2020.

Leonie Bell to lead V&A Dundee

Leonie Bell
13 Jul 2020

The Board of V&A Dundee have appointed LEONIE BELL (pictured) as the new Director.

Equity elects Fleming as General Secretary

Paul Fleming
13 Jul 2020

Actors’ union Equity has elected PAUL W FLEMING as their new General Secretary, receiving 69% of the vote. He joined Equity in 2011 and has since covered all of the union’s major collective agreements.

Diversity drive at Music for Youth

Photo of Samantha Spence, Arfa Butt, Simon Bull and Liz Hutchinson
13 Jul 2020

National music charity Music for Youth is making changes to its governance in order to address racial and gender imbalances.  Four new board members have been appointed: ARFA BUTT (pictured top right), Music & Talent Director;

My Gurus: Taking note of the value of music

Tessa Marchington
06 Jul 2020

Tessa Marchington’s gurus have taught her how to create something from the ground up in a sustainable and impactful way – an approach that guided her in setting up Music in Offices.

Davey becomes Chair at Trinity Laban

Alan Davey
06 Jul 2020

BBC Radio 3 Controller and former Arts Council England CEO ALAN DAVEY (pictured) is the new Chair of Governors at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Board appointments at The Dukes

Alan Hatton-Yeo and Melanie Whitehead
06 Jul 2020

Previously Board Treasurer at The Dukes in Lancaster, DR ALAN HATTON-YEO (pictured) has taken over from JOHN CHELL as Chair.

Dawson departs Live Music Now for the RPS

Evan Dawson
06 Jul 2020

After seven years as Executive Director of Live Music Now, EVAN DAWSON is leaving to become CEO of the Royal Photographic Society.

Arts supporter to chair National Lottery Community Fund

06 Jul 2020

JOHN MOTHERSOLE will be England Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund Committee for the next four years.

Tara Arts announces Pandya as Chair

Sunita Pandya
30 Jun 2020

SUNITA PANDYA is joining Tara Arts as Chair.

Chauhan joins Birmingham Opera as Music Director

Alpesh Chauhan
30 Jun 2020

Birmingham Opera Company has announced that conductor ALPESH CHAUHAN (pictured) is joining the organisation as Music Director, to work alongside Artistic Director GRAHAM VICK.

All-female leadership boosted at Music in the Round

Mary Heyler
30 Jun 2020

Arts education consultant MARY HEYLER (pictured) has become the new Chair of Music in the Round.

New role for Reece at Baker Richards

David Reece
30 Jun 2020

DAVID REECE, previously Director of Consulting Services at Baker Richards, has become Deputy CEO, working alongside CEO Robin Cantrill-Fenwick.

Threlfall to replace Kellaway at Lake District Summer Music

Renna Kellaway and Stephen Threlfall of Lake District Summer Music
21 Jun 2020

As founder RENNA KELLAWAY prepares to retire from Lake District Summer Music after 35 years, STEPHEN THRELFALL has been appointed as its new Artistic Director from October 2020.

Smith appointed as AHRC Executive Chair

21 Jun 2020

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER SMITH, currently Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews and formerly Director of the British School at Rome, has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate to be the new Execu

Bhatt to join Dance City

Anand Bhatt (left) who has joined DanceCity and Ruth Lee (right) who replaces him at Aakash Odedra Company
21 Jun 2020

The new Chief Executive and Artistic Director at dance development agency Dance City will be ANAND BHATT (pictured), who takes over CEO responsibilities from IAN MCKEOWN and Artistic Director responsibilities from


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