The outgoing Chair of Arts Council England, DAME LIZ FORGAN, will become the new Chair of the National Youth Orchestra when her term of office ends in January 2013. She takes over from ALAN RUSBRIDGER who has held the role for eight years.
Chief Executive of The Grand Opera House, Northern Ireland, MICHAEL OCKWELL is leaving to take up the post of Chief Executive of The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. He is replaced by ANDREW HILL who steps down as Director of The Orchard in Kent.
The National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain has appointed SARAH DERBYSHIRE MBE as its new Managing Director. She leaves her role as Executive Director of Live Music Now to take over from DAVID JACKSON, who has filled the post on a temporary basis since December.