Scottish Ballet has announced the appointment of Ashley Page as its new Artistic Director. Choreographer and former Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet, he replaces Robert North.

Ian Brown, currently Associate Artistic Director of West Yorkshire Playhouse, is to become its new Artistic Director/Chief Executive, replacing Jude Kelly.

British Youth Opera has announced the appointment of Timothy Dean, formerly its Music Director, as Artistic Director.

Georgina Langdale leaves the communications agency Birdsong PR to join the Arts Council of England?s Diversity Project as Communications Manager. Philip Deverell, formerly General Manager of NITRO, also joins the team as Project Manager.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre has appointed David Johnston as its new Head of Education. He has previously been Director for the Year of the Artist, and for Professional Theatre and Training at Nottingham County Council.

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse has appointed Sarah Ogle, formerly at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, as Audience Development Director.

Simon Olding, currently Director of Policy and Research at the Heritage Lottery Fund, is leaving to become Director of the Crafts Study Centre, based at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design.


Kim Sargeant (pictured), formerly Artistic Administrator of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, has been appointed Associate Director of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.


Paul Sadler (pictured), Director of Havant Arts Active for almost 18 years is leaving and will be succeeded by Amanda Eels, who is currently the Artistic Director at Queens Park Arts Centre in Aylesbury.

Sponsorship Consulting Ltd. has appointed two new members of staff. Katherine Roper, formerly of the charity SPARKS, joins as a new account manager and Tania Moy becomes an account executive.

Debbie Scott, Arts Unit Administrator at North Kesteven District Council, has become Sleaford Town Development Manager.

Anna Southall, who is currently Director of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, is to become the new Chief Executive of Resource:The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries.

Arts & Business East has appointed Tony Beck, formerly at West Midlands Arts, as Manager, and Peter Tullin has been appointed as Regional Director.

The new Artistic Director at Lung Ha?s Theatre Company is Australian director, performer, and clown doctor, Clark Crystal. He was a community theatre practitioner with West Theatre Company in Melbourne and co-founder of Benchtour Productions in Edinburgh.