MICHAEL BRAZIER, Director of the National Student Drama Festival since 2012, has left the organisation to pursue new opportunities. Director and Writer James Phillips will be Guest Director for the 2019 festival.
RACHEL LOMAX, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England between 2003 and 2008, has been appointed the new Deputy Chair of the British Council from 1 December. She will succeed BARONESS PRASHAR, who served in the role between 2012 and 2018.
Theatre company Oily Cart has selected ELLIE GRIFFITHS as its new Artistic Director, and ZOË LALLY as its first ever Executive Director. They will share Chief Executive responsibilities when they join the organisation in 2019, succeeding co-founders TIM WEBB MBE, MAX REINHARDT and CLAIRE DE LOON who have stood down after 37 years in post.
JO GORDON, who joined Royal & Derngate as Director of Marketing and Sales ten years ago and was appointed interim Chief Executive earlier this year, has been selected as the new Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust, which runs both Royal & Derngate and The Core at Corby Cube.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced that its Artistic Director, ROXANA SILBERT, will be leaving the company to take up the post of Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre in June 2019. She became Artistic Director of the REP in 2012, leading the company through its re-opening in 2013 following a two-year development.
Founder of The Oxford School of Drama 33 years ago, GEORGE PECK, will retire as Principal in 2019. KATE ASHCROFT, Executive Director from 1997 – 2017 and now Head of Marketing and Development, will leave at the same time.