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.
Britten Sinfonietta has appointed ALICE WALTON to the new role of Communications Director. Walton, who will join the orchestra in September, was Marketing Director of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1999 to 2015, and since then has worked as a freelance consultant.
The new Chair of English National Ballet’s board of trustees is SIR ROGER CARR, who is also Chair of BAE Systems, the arms manufacturer that recently withdrew as a sponsor of the Great Exhibition of the North following a backlash from artists involved in the event. He replaces JUSTIN BICKLE, who stepped down after relocating to Dublin.
Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, ORLA O’LOUGHLIN, has been appointed as Vice Principal and Director of Drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She will take over from CHRISTIAN BURGESS in January, who retires after 15 years in senior roles at the School.
After 12 years of leadership, Artistic Director and CEO of HighTide theatre company STEVEN ATKINSON is moving on. His programming will conclude with HighTide Festival Walthamstow in September 2019, during the area’s year as London Borough of Culture.
Former barrister and currently Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes at University College London, TONYA NELSON, has been appointed as a trustee of the National Gallery. She is joined by MOLLY STEVENS, a Professor in the Departments of Materials and Bioengineering at Imperial College London.
CATHERINE HEMELRYK, Artistic Director of NN contemporary art space in Northampton, will join the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry in August. MATT PARKER, who led the organisation from 2014 to 2017, is now Director of Ireland’s biennial Eva International.
Birmingham Museums Trust has appointed four new trustees to its board: MOHAMMED ALI, artist and Artistic Director of Soul City Arts; CLAIRE WILLIAMSON, Assistant Director of Marketing and Development at the London Transport Museum; JOHN DIVINEY, Director and Communications Consultant at Brunswick Arts; and LUKE SOUTHALL, Managing Director at Oaks Consultancy.