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Director of Stage Electrics ADAM BLAXILL, who joined the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) board in 2012, has been elected Chair.
NATALIE USHER, the Director of Screen at Creative Scotland since 2014, has announced plans to step down ahead of the opening of a new screen unit.
After 33 years at Artsadmin, Co-Director GILL LLOYD will be stepping down at the end of June 2018. She will continue to work on Artsadmin’s archive on a part-time basis until December.
Matt Hancock, previously Minister for Digital at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has been named the Government’s new Culture Secretary.
FRANCESCA MOODY has been appointed to the new role of Executive Producer at Curious Directive and will take up post in February. She has been a producer at Paines Plough since 2016.
HELEN JAMIESON, who helped found Music at Paxton in 2006, has announced she will step down as Artistic Director in September 2018.
Director of London’s Hayward Gallery, RALPH RUGOFF, has been appointed Artistic Director of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.
Formerly Creative Director of CAAPO (Creative Assault Arts Production Organisation), BRYCHAN TUDOR has been selected as Disability Arts Cyrmu’s new Director.
ISAAC NGUGI, who has previously worked on artistic projects with Spare Tyre, has joined the organisation as Associate Director.
After nearly five years as Project Manager of the Cultural Commissioning Programme at NCVO, JESSICA HARRIS is moving on to freelance and consultancy work in the arts and cultural sector.
COSTA PILAVACHI has joined the Board of Directors of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, following a career which has included a stint as Senior Vice-President of Universal Music.
Formerly a trustee of the Serpentine Gallery, Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells, MARCO COMPAGNONI has been appointed Chair of Contemporary Art Society.
Currently Director of the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, SEAN PAUL O’HARE has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Arts Centre. He will take up post in January.
National Youth Arts Wales Consultant Transition Director, PETER BELLINGHAM, will join Sinfonia Cymru as Chief Executive at the end of January 2018.
Trumpeter ALISON BALSOM will become Artistic Director of Cheltenham Music Festival from early 2018.
TRICIA TUTTLE, currently the Deputy Head of Festivals for the BFI, will become the London Film Festival’s (LFF) interim Artistic Director.
IMOGEN KINCHIN has been appointed Executive Director of New Adventures and will lead the company alongside Artistic Director MATTHEW BOURNE and Group Managing Director ROBERT NOBLE.
After 17 years in post, DAVID FLEMING has announced he will retire as Director of National Museums Liverpool from March 2018, coinciding with the end of his second term as President of the UK Museums Association.
Horsecross Arts Chief Executive, GWILYM GIBBONS, is leaving after three years in post.
After two decades with the Royal Philharmonic Society, ROSEMARY JOHNSON has announced she will leave her role as Executive Director in summer 2018.