MARK FOSTER will be Chair of Chichester Festival Theatre from March.
He takes over from outgoing Chair WILLIAM CASTELL, who held the position for 11 years.
A former Senior Vice President of IBM Services & Global Business Services, Foster became global Chairman IBM Consulting earlier this year. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) board for nine years and is currently on the RSC Artists Circle and Americas board.
He said: "I am looking forward to working with [Artistic Director] Daniel Evans, [Executive Director] Kathy Bourne and the rest of the CFT team to continue the important contribution of this amazing institution."