SUSIE NEWBERY has been appointed Executive Director of Complicité, the London-based touring theatre company.
She will take up the post in April following the departure of current Executive Director AMBER MASSIE-BLOMFIELD.
Newbery will join Complicité from the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, where she is currently Director. Prior to this she was Head of Executive Projects at the National Theatre.
In her new role, Newbery will be responsible for overseeing the company's relocation as part of Arts Council England’s Transfer Programme and will lead the transformation of its business model.
Complicité's Artistic Director SIMON MCBURNEY said: “It is a joy to welcome Susie as she joins our team. Her experience in cultivating relationships and fostering collaboration among arts, culture and science institutions resonates deeply with Complicité's collaborative spirit and our work across diverse art forms."
Newbery said: “Complicité is a company that has been formative to my love of live performance and its transformative possibilities and it is a privilege to join the team.
"I’m looking forward to working to deliver Simon’s extraordinary vision, taking on the energy and passion Amber has brought to the company, to ensure that Complicité continues to thrive creatively, operate sustainably and bring its ethos of internationalism, inventiveness and adventure to the widest possible audience.
"With the global climate emergency and threats to the ecosystem of our industry presenting just two urgent challenges, there is no company better placed to continually rediscover what stories we tell, how we tell them, and who we share them with.”