MOYA MAXWELL has been appointed as Executive Director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and will take up the post in September. She joins the company from RIBA where she was Head of Venues, leading and developing the organisation’s venue and events teams.
Formerly Head of Brighton Festival, JANE MCMORROW has started her new role as Director of Brighton-based arts charity Creative Future. She left the festival in 2009, taking on freelance work with organisations including Arts Council England, Clean Break Theatre Company and The Creative Foundation, and was a Specialist Advisor for the Culture Department at the London Mayors office.
A group of 19 large-scale theatres across the UK has announced the appointment of AMY DOLAN as its new Tour Coordinator. Previously Company Manager & International Tour Producer with Scottish Ballet, DOLAN will succeed HEATHER KNIGHT, Dance Consortium’s Coordinator since its inception.
The Northampton-based contemporary art organisation has welcomed several new appointments to its board: DEBORAH DE HAES, management consultant and governance specialist; DYLAN FOX, Artist/ Activist/ Trans Advocate; DR ANDREW HEWITT, artist and academic; and HEATHER PEAK MORISON, artist and co-founder of Studio Morison.
Chief Executive JANET ARCHER has left Creative Scotland after five years in post. Archer’s former deputy IAIN MUNRO will assume leadership of the organisation as Acting Chief Executive and Accountable Officer until a successor is found. Munro served a previous six-month stint heading the organisation in 2013, before Archer was appointed.
As the organisation enters its 30th year, Theatr Iolo has appointed LEE LYFORD as Artistic Director and MICHELLE PEREZ as General Manager. LYFORD joins the company following spells at Theatre Royal Bath and the Unicorn Theatre, and PEREZ joins from Newport’s Riverfront Theatre, where she was also General Manager.
The Box, Plymouth, the major redevelopment transforming Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery into a cultural and heritage venue, has appointed NIGEL HURST as Head of Contemporary Arts. He will join in September, coming from the Saatchi Gallery in London, where he was most recently Gallery Director and CEO.