25
JUL
2019

Amelia Richards appointed Managing Director of Letters Live

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Amelia Richards has been appointed as Managing Director of Letters Live.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in her appointment.  Amelia Richards is currently  Director of Commercial Strategies at the Creative Industries Federation.

08
JUL
2019

Capital Theatres in Edinburgh searching for Chief Executive

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Capital Theatres in Edinburgh, the largest independent theatre organisation in Scotland, is searching for a new Chief Executive to build on the organisation’s significant commercial and artistic achievements of the last decade and lead their theatres through the next exciting phase of development.  For full job details, see the Opportunities page.

07
JUN
2019

BBC National Orchestra of Wales searching for Director

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For 90 years the BBC National Orchestra of Wales has been at the heart of the cultural landscape of Wales, occupying a distinctive dual role as both broadcast and national symphony orchestra.  They are currently searching for a new Director.  For full details of the role, see the Opportunities page.

21
MAY
2019

RADA searching for Head of Film, Television & Radio

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AEM International are delighted to be helping RADA search for a Head of Film, Television & Radio.  The role requires a proactive, agile working style and someone who is able to work effectively autonomously and collaboratively. Full details can be found on the Opportunities page.

29
MAR
2019

Oxford School of Drama appoints Edward Hicks as Principal

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Edward Hicks as the new principal of Oxford School of Drama.  Edward has been RADA’s Head of Film, TV and Radio for the last 11 years.  He will take up his new role in August 2019.

Edward said, “I am humbled and delighted to be joining the Oxford School of Drama as the new Principal from August. OSD is a true gem with an impressive reputation and I feel very privileged to be inheriting this inspirational school from George Peck, who will be much missed by all.”

01
MAR
2019

Joe Murphy appointed Artistic Director of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre

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Sherman Theatre has appointed Joe Murphy as Artistic Director to build on the foundations laid and success achieved during Rachel O’Riordan’s tenure in the role, creating and curating work of the highest standard for audiences and communities across the capital of Wales.  Joe Murphy is currently Associate Director at The Old Vic, London and has previously held posts as Associate Director at Soho Theatre and Artistic Director of new writing company nabokov.

Regarding his appointment Joe Murphy said, “I am completely thrilled to be appointed the next Artistic Director of Sherman Theatre. This exceptional building is home to world class Welsh artists working in both languages, it sits at the heart of an incredibly vibrant city, and it engages a rich mix of communities and audiences – I couldn’t imagine a more exciting place to be working”.

27
FEB
2019

James Heaton appointed CEO of the Woolwich Creative District Trust

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Following the recent announcement of Punchdrunk’s move to the Woolwich Creative District in 2020, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is delighted to announce the appointment of James Heaton as the operating Trust’s Chief Executive Officer.  He will take up the role in August 2019, having over 10 years’ experience in Director and Executive-level arts and entertainment venue positions. Currently Operations Director for the Nimax group of West End theatres, he spent seven years at Camden’s Roundhouse.

James Heaton said “The Council’s incredible vision for the transformation of the Royal Arsenal site presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only for me, but more importantly for the communities of Woolwich and Greenwich, and the cultural life of London.  I’m honoured to have the task of bringing people together within the walls of these beautiful buildings to create something amazing, the impact of which will be felt far beyond them. It’s my dream job.”

11
FEB
2019

Arvon appoints Andrew Kidd as Chief Executive and Artistic Director

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Arvon, the UK’s leading creative writing charity, has appointed Andrew Kidd as its new Chief Executive and Artistic Director. Andrew Kidd is the former Publisher of Picador, former Managing Director of Aitken Alexander Associates literary agency, the co-founder of Alexi Books and the co-founder and Chair of the Folio Academy Foundation/Rathbones Folio Prize.  Andrew succeeds Ruth Borthwick, who has been the Chief Executive at Arvon for ten years.

Regarding his appointment Andrew Kidd said, “I have long admired Arvon for the open-hearted way it engages everyone – from disadvantaged school children to dedicated writers – in the creative process, offering them the chance to liberate their imaginations and find a voice. That Ruth Borthwick leaves behind her a flourishing charity, overseen by such a talented and committed team, is a testament to her amazing work over the last ten years. I am honoured and excited to have an opportunity to build on that legacy as I work with my new colleagues, together with Arvon’s trustees and supporters, to connect with as many people from as many different backgrounds as possible, and to further develop Arvon’s range, resources and innovative programming.”

15
JAN
2019

Kathy Bourne appointed Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre

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Kathy Bourne has been appointed as Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre.  AEM International are delighted to have helped with this appointment.

Kathy Bourne is currently Executive Producer at Jonathan Church Productions. From 2006 – 2015, she was Associate and Festival Producer at Chichester Festival Theatre where she was responsible for managing over 75 productions. She will take up her new post in May, sharing the leadership of the Theatre with Artistic Director Daniel Evans.

Kathy Bourne said: ‘I am thrilled to be re-joining Chichester Festival Theatre as Executive Director. It is an honour to be given the opportunity to work alongside Daniel and the incredibly talented Chichester team to continue to build on the success of this exemplary theatre. I wholeheartedly share their exciting vision for the future, which I look forward to developing and delivering alongside them in the years to come.’

19
DEC
2018

Alistair Mackie appointed RSNO Chief Executive

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AEM International are delighted to have helped the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) with the appointment of Alistair Mackie as its new Chief Executive.  He will take up the role in April 2019.

Mackie joins the RSNO from London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, where he served as Interim Managing Director from August 2016 to March 2017, a member of the Orchestra since 1996 and most recently as Joint Principal Trumpet. He has also served as Philharmonia Chair twice from 2005 to 2011 and was elected for a third term in January 2016.

Regarding his appointment Alistair Mackie said, “I’m honoured and excited to be taking up the position of Chief Executive with the RSNO. The first orchestral concert I ever attended was a performance of The Planets at the Kelvin Hall with the Scottish National Orchestra and throughout my teenage years I was repeatedly inspired by the unique energy and musicality of this amazing ensemble. It’s no small part of why I chose to pursue a career as a professional musician.

“As the RSNO begins the next phase of its life with new Music Director Thomas Søndergård I believe there are unparalleled opportunities for this outstanding ensemble.”