LINDSEY PUGH is leaving her role as Executive Creative Producer for Creative Barking and Dagenham, one of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programmes, to become Director of Programmes at Wac Arts.
Following the departure of Senior Producer LOUISA DAVIS at the end of February, MICHELLE BARNETTE will take over as Producer at the King's Head Theatre. Her most recent production, SPARKS, won Best Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Marketing agency Joe Public Limited has announced the appointment of LISA POPHAM, formerly Chief Operating Officer at Dewynters, as Managing Partner, and CON GORNELL, previously Executive Vice President, Marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures, as Chair of the Board.
The new Head of Press and External Affairs for London Symphony Orchestra, CHRISTOPHER MILLARD, took up his position last week, moving from his role in Communications and Marketing at the Royal College of Art. He was previously at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, the National Theatre and RSC.
Wexford Festival Opera has named ROSETTA CUCCHI as its next Artistic Director, succeeding DAVID AGLER after this year’s festival. She has a long-term association with the festival where she acted as a répétiteur in 1995, was appointed the Associate to the Artistic Director in 2005, and has directedfour operas.
The new Producer at Sheffield Theatres will be JOHN TOMLINSON, who previously worked there as Assistant Producer. Currently Producer at York Theatre Royal, he was founder of Stand and Be Counted, the UK’s first theatre Company of Sanctuary, and worked on the Somme 100 project with Manchester City Council.
CHRISTINE BROWN joins MMW as its first Executive Director, to work alongside founder LAURA WESTCOTT. She moves from Help Musicians UK where she rose up the ranks from a temp to become Director of External Affairs during her nine-year tenure at the charity.
DAN HOWARD will take over from ROY SHIELDS as Chair of the Board of Governors at Elmhurst Ballet School. Howard’s career has included senior educational roles at Bournemouth Media School, the University of Gloucestershire, Birmingham City University and Nottingham Trent University.