Less than two years after taking up a post as Executive Director of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, MARK DOBSON has announced he will be stepping down to “pursue other interests”. He was previously Chief Executive of Tyneside Cinema.
CAROLE WINTER, who set up and ran the education departments for both the National Theatre and the English Shakespeare Company, has been appointed the first ever in-house producer at Tunbridge Wells’ Assembly Hall Theatre.
Digital producer JON PRATTY, formerly Relationship Manager for Digital and the Creative Economy at Arts Council England, has been appointed as the new Chair for the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive. He joins following outgoing Chair SIAN WILLIAMS’ decision to take on the role of Secretary/Treasurer for the organisation’s board.
Most recently Executive Director of Candoco Dance Company, and previously Executive Director of Protein Dance, JO TOWLER has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Sheffield-based promoter Music in the Round. She will take over from DEBORAH CHADBOURN on her departure at the beginning of July.
After two and a half years as Head of Press at the National Theatre, VICKY KINGTON has accepted a new role as Head of Communications at the Royal Opera House. The theatre’s current Deputy Head of Press, RUTH GREENWOOD, will take over as Interim Head of Press.