Cheltenham Everyman Theatre has appointed Kirstie Davis (pictured) as Director of ReachOut. She joins from Watford Palace Theatre where she was Associate Director, acting Artistic Director and Director of Active, an education and participation programme.
Maggie Whitlum, General Manager at the National Theatre, is leaving to relocate to New York. She will join her husband, Moss Cooper, who is Associate Dean, School of the Arts at Columbia University.
Roanna Chandler has returned to the Philharmonia Orchestra, following her time at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
Rachael Easton has joined amh as Head of Audience Development. Formerly Marketing Manager at the Empire Theatre Sunderland, she has since been training and selling ticketing and marketing systems to arts venues.
Andrew Clay (pictured) has been appointed as Centre Director at Scarboroughs new Creative Industries Centre. He joins from the Round Foundry Media Centre in Leeds where he is currently Centre Manager. He previously worked at the Culture Company, based at the Media Centre in Huddersfield, and at Public Arts in Wakefield.
The Welsh Cabinet has announced that Rhodri Glyn Thomas has been appointed Minister for the new Heritage portfolio which includes tourism, historic monuments, arts, sports and the Welsh Language. He replaces Carwyn Jones, who becomes Counsel General and Leader of the House.
Eluned Haf has been appointed Director of Wales Arts International. She is the founder of una-europa, a European communications company specialising in cultural projects, partnerships and funding.
The Arts Council Collection has announced its new advisors for acquisitions for the period July 2007 to April 2009. They are: curator, Katrina Brown; writer, Kodwo Eshun; and artist Rosalind Nashashibi.
After five years as Head of Licensing at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Chris Grady (pictured) is moving on to begin work on a range of freelance arts projects.
Martin Sutherland (pictured) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Royal and Derngate Theatre. Martin is currently Director of the Corn Exchange in Newbury and will take up his new post in Northampton in the autumn.
Thomas Kell, Administrator and Deputy General Manager at Theatre Centre, has left to join Tiata Fahodzi. He is replaced by Cristina Raschi, who was previously at Akademi. Marijke Zwart, Theatre Centres Production Manager and Company Stage Manager, has joined The Drill Hall, and Becky Tovey has returned from a world trip to become Project Co-ordinator.
Roy Clare CBE (pictured) is to be the new Chief Executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. He has previously served as a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy and as Director of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has appointed Hilary Boulding as Principal, replacing Edmond Fivet, Wales longest serving Principal/Vice Chancellor. She has held posts at Arts Council England since 1999, most recently as Director, Music Strategy, having previously worked in Wales with the BBC as Head of Arts and Music (Television and Radio).
Dominic Hill will be the new Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, Scotlands new writing theatre. Joint Artistic Director of Dundee Rep Theatre since 2003, he will take up the post in early 2008, succeeding current Artistic Director Philip Howard who is standing down after 11 years.
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