Jane McMorrow, Head of Brighton Festival, is leaving the organisation after seven years to form a new arts company dedicated to developing and creating large-scale productions for the Cultural Olympiad in 2012.
City Inn Hotels has strengthened its commitment to the arts with the appointment of a professional curator, Meredith Gunderson, to develop links between its hotels and the art community.
Sarah Foster (pictured) is the new Head of Marketing at The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. She was previously Marketing and Communications Manager at Creative Arts East, where Lizzie Meadows will take over as Marketing and Communications Officer.
Professor Phil Redmond CBE, Creative Director of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture since 2007, has been appointed as Chair of National Museums Liverpool.
University of Warwick graduate Eleanor Turney has joined ArtsProfessional as Editorial Co-ordinator. She replaces Kim Horan.
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has announced that its new Director of Drama will be the current Head of Design, Sean Crowley.
Dr Jos Hackforth-Jones is joining Sotheby’s Institute of Art as its new Director of the London Institute. She joins from Richmond, The American International University in London, where she is President and Provost.
Hannah Donat, previously at the Philharmonia Orchestra, will take the role of Concerts Director of Britten Sinfonia while Naomi Faulkner and Artistic Planning Director, Nikola White, are on maternity leave.
Cat John, Communications Manager at Reading Arts & Venues, is joining Watershed, Bristol, as Communications & Marketing Manager. She is succeeded at The Hexagon by Sarah Cox.
Richard Lyttelton (pictured), former President of EMI Classics and Jazz, has succeeded Christopher Yates as Chairman of the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Emma Walker is the new Director of craftscotland, the promotion agency for Scotland’s contemporary crafts. She joins from Arts About Manchester, where she was Audience Development Manager.
Sarah Wells is the Arts Marketing Association’s new freelance finance manager, replacing Hilary Seaward.
a-n magazine has appointed Kate Brundrett as Online Editor. She joins from Cumbria Arts Network. Jane Watt is the new Knowledge Bank Commissions Editor and fine art graduate Hugh Dichmont has become Reviews Editor. Writer and researcher Charlotte Frost will oversee Collections for the next six months.
The Scottish Arts Council has appointed Leonie Bell as Creative Programmer for Scotland for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Currently Programme Director at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City, she has also been involved with Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design.
Elaine Midgley (pictured), who previously worked for Classworks Theatre, is the new Arts Development Manager at Cambridge City Council, replacing Catherine Alexander.
Celia Greenwood, one of the founders of London’s WAC Performing Arts and Media College, run by Interchange Trust, has been appointed as the Trust’s new Chief Executive Officer.
The Southbank Centre has promoted Selena Virrels to Head of Marketing.
Jo Metcalf (pictured) joins The Roundhouse in Camden as Head of Performing Arts. She was previously Director of the Salisbury International Art Festival. Conor Roche has been appointed as Head of Broadcast and New Media and Barbara O’Brien is the new Head of Youth Strategy. She previously worked on the Gallery 37 Project at The Roundhouse, mentoring disadvantaged young people.