Felicity Harvest (pictured) has been appointed as the new Regional Executive Director of Southern & South East Arts. Formerly Chief Executive of South East Arts, she becomes head of one of the nine regions that, together with the national office,make up England?s new national arts funding and development organisation.

Former Arts Council of England Executive Director of Planning & Resources, Graham Long has joined English National Opera as Operations Director.

Paul Everitt has been appointed Artistic Director of the new Lichfield Garrick, which is due to open in 2003.

Director of The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester since 1983, Dr Patrick Greene will take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Museum Victoria, Melbourne in August. He replaces Dr George MacDonald who has become Director of Seattle?s State Natural and Cultural History Museum.

Laraine Fisher, formerly General Manager at East London Dance, has joined Laban Centre London as Arts Press Manager.

Hamish Birchall has joined the Musicians? Union ?Keep Music Live? team as specialist adviser on licensing reform.

Graham Mannerings is the new Manager of Finance & Administration at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. He succeeds Helen Lawrenson who has joined the Heritage Lottery Board.

Judith Clark, currently Director of St Mary in the Castle in Hastings, has been appointed Director of South East Music Schemes.

Bo Olawoye has been appointed as Co-ordinator for the Forward Thinking Education Programme at the Future Factory/Bonnington Gallery and Dance 4.

Derby Playhouse Chief Executive for the past 24 years, David Edwards (pictured) will be leaving the Playhouse at the end of June 2002, to take up the post of Head of Operations at Aldeburgh Productions.

Oily Cart Theatre has announced the appointment of Deborah Williams (pictured) as its new Administrator. Deborah graduated from the Independent Theatre Council?s Fasttrack Arts Administrators Course in 2001 and has previously worked in Disability Arts and Fringe Theatre as an actress, stage and venue manager, outreach worker, producer and writer.

Robert Cogo-Fawcett has been elected onto the Board of the Gardner Arts Centre. He is currently a member of the Arts Council of England?s Touring Panel, and the Managing Director of LHP Ltd., The Lyric Theatre?s commercial production company.

After eleven years as Artistic Director of Greenwich & Lewisham?s Young Peoples Theatre, Viv Harris is leaving to join the Performing Arts Lab, where she takes over as Director of the Labs of Learning programme.