Theatre Director MATTHEW XIA has become Trustees at theatre company Cardboard Citizens. He is a founding member of Act for Change, a trustee for Artistic Directors of the Future and an ambassador for Creative Futures.
RICHARD BRUNDLE, formerly Managing Director of the ticket agency Edwards and Edwards has been appointed as Chairman of the Society of Ticket Agency and Retailers (STAR). He was a member of the original team that created STAR in the mid-1990s. Former Chair ADRIAN SANDERS has retired after two and a half years in the role.
ELEANOR LANG has been appointed as Executive Director of London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East. Lang, who will take up the post on 1 October, joins from the Cheek by Jowl theatre company, where she is also Executive Director.
The Gate Theatre in London has appointed LISE BELL as Executive Director. Previously a Producer at the Bush Theatre, she will join the organisation next month to replace JO ROYCE, who is leaving to become Executive Director at Candoco Dance Company. Bell and Artistic Director ELLEN MCDOUGALL will work together as joint Chief Executives.
ABIGAIL D’AMORE, former Chief Executive of Musical Futures, has been appointed as External Director to the board of Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL). A freelance project manager and consultant, she is also a trustee of Music Mark.
New Perspectives Theatre Company, based in the East Midlands, has appointed NEALE BIRCH as a part-time Producer. From 2009 to 2017, Birch was Associate Producer at the Touring Consortium Theatre Company.