Mark Ball/Rebecca Lupton
Manchester International Festival Creative Director MARK BALL is the new Artistic Director at the Southbank Centre.
Reporting to CEO ELAINE BEDELL, Ball will deliver the centre's artistic strategy.
"I’m keen to build on the unique legacy of the Southbank Centre... and build a bold, inclusive and collaborative international programme that’s seared with artistic innovation and experiment," Ball said.
His work at MIF has included developing The Factory, and he has previously worked as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of London International Festival of Theatre, Head of Events and Exhibitions at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director of Fierce!
Ball is also Chair of Belarus Free Theatre and an Advisory Board Member at the Science and Industry Museum.