The Chief Executive of Creative Scotland will be ANDREW DIXON, currently Chief Executive of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative. His appointment will be effective from the date that Creative Scotland is formally established, but as Chief Executive Designate he will be invited to participate in Creative Scotland 2009 board meetings.
JOHN HAMPSON is leaving Arts Council England, where he is Senior Strategy Officer, Literature, to become Senior Strategy Officer, Arts and Culture in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Birmingham Royal Ballet has a new Media and PR Officer, CLAIRE LISHMAN. She has worked in communication and marketing roles at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Helmsley Arts Centre.
The UK Film Council has appointed TANYA SEGHATCHIAN as Head of its new Film Fund. She has been Head of its Development Fund since 2007.
SARAH HOWELLS is the new PR and Partnerships Co-ordinator for Earlyarts.
Theatreplan LLP has a new staff member, ROBIN TOWNLEY. He was most recently Building Project Director on behalf of DanceEast in Ipswich.
MARY LOWE has joined Voluntary Arts England as England Co-ordinator.
ZOË ROZELAAR has joined Media Arts Bath as its new Director, Business Development and Operations. She will join the current Director BRIDGET CRONE, who will move to the new post of Artistic Director.
After seven years leading Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, CEFIN ROBERTS has resigned as Artistic Director.
The Dartington Hall Trust has appointed JOHN WOOLRICH as the new Artistic Director of its international music festival, the Dartington International Summer School. He has been an Artistic Associate of the Birmingham
Contemporary Music Group and was Associate Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival. He takes over from Gavin Henderson, who will step down in August after 26 years.
ANNE GALLACHER, freelance consultant and former Executive Director of Watford Palace Theatre, has been appointed as Chair of DanceDigital. She succeeds FIONA ROSS, Head of Connect at Sadler’s Wells.
Motionhouse has recruited JUSTINE WATKINS as their new Marketing Manager. Formerly Press and Marketing Manager at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, she replaces Sanna Lounasto, who has emigrated to New Zealand.
NIGEL CUTTING, formerly Head of Arts and Entertainment at Cambridge City Council, has been appointed Interim Director of artsdepot to cover TRACY COOPER’s maternity leave.
GILL POWELL is the new Fundraising Manager at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, replacing Suzanne Harris. Gill was previously Individual Giving Manager at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
The Chair of Leicester Theatre Trust, ANTHONY LAWTON OBE, will stand down, with immediate effect, in line with the Trust’s rotation policy. Vice Chair STEVE KING will guide the Trust until a new Chair is appointed.