07
NOV
2019

Capital Theatres appoints Fiona Gibson as Chief Executive Officer

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Capital Theatres, the charitable trust that runs Edinburgh’s Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, has appointed Fiona Gibson as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Fiona is currently Interim Chief Executive for the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres in Liverpool and is the former Business Director of Octagon Theatre, Bolton. She will take up her new post in April 2020.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in her appointment.

On her appointment Fiona Gibson said, “What an amazing time to be joining this wonderful, world renowned institution.  Capital Theatres sits at the heart of culture in Scotland, and I am privileged to be taking over the reins at such an exciting period of change.”

22
OCT
2019

Ovalhouse looking for new Artistic Director/Chief Executive

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Ovalhouse’s Board of Directors are looking to fill the new position of Artistic Director/Chief Executive.  For full details and an application pack, see the Opportunities page.

19
OCT
2019

Ustinov Studio searching for Artistic Director

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The Theatre Royal Bath is searching for an Artistic Director for its state-of-the-art Ustinov Studio (125 seats) which, since 2011, has produced highly-acclaimed seasons of world and UK premieres. The Studio has gained a reputation for creating work that is new to British audiences, to date with an emphasis on international repertoire. Many of the productions have gone on to enjoy great success across the UK, off West End and in the West End.  Full details of the role can be found on the Opportunities page.

20
SEP
2019

Pamela Jikiemi appointed Head of Film, TV and Radio, RADA

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Pamela Jikiemi has been appointed Head of Film, TV and Radio at RADA.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in this appointment.

16
SEP
2019

Lisa Tregale appointed Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Lisa Tregale as the Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.  She will take up her post in the New Year.

Currently Head of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Participate, Lisa is recognised across the music sector as both a champion for the arts and a real innovator in inclusion and music education. She will become the Orchestra’s first female Director.

She said, “I am delighted to be taking up this exciting role at the heart of Wales’ cultural life. With its distinctive role as both a broadcast and national symphony orchestra, I very much look forward to championing the orchestra and chorus within Wales, the UK and beyond.”

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.

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.”