15
SEP
2018

RSNO searching for new Chief Executive

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AEM International is delighted to be helping the Royal Scottish National Orchestra search for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its next phase, building on the artistic successes and financial stability of the last few years and continuing to develop the Orchestra’s profile and reputation both nationally and internationally.

For full details see the Opportunities page.

06
SEP
2018

Welsh National Opera appoints Aidan Lang as new General Director

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Aidan Lang as the new General Director of Welsh National Opera.

British born Lang is currently General Director of Seattle Opera, a role he has occupied since 2014. He will take up his new position in July 2019, reporting directly to the Chair and Board.

Aidan Lang said, “Welsh National Opera is where my career in opera really began, and I have always considered it to be my artistic home. It was during my time there in the 1980s that I came to understand the potential for opera to change the way that people view the society they live in, and that insight has been at the core of all my work ever since. It is an incredible honour to be appointed as WNO’s next General Director, and I am hugely looking forward to working with Tomáš, the staff, Board, Chorus, Orchestra and the various technical crews who together make up this extraordinary company.”

10
AUG
2018

Stephen Langridge appointed Artistic Director of Glyndebourne

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Stephen Langridge has been appointed Artistic Director of Glyndebourne.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in this appointment.

Stephen is currently Director for Opera and Drama at Gothenburg Opera, Sweden, a role he has occupied for five years. He will take up his new role at Glyndebourne in spring 2019.

A strong advocate of contemporary music, he has directed several world premieres, including productions for the Royal Opera House, Aldeburgh Festival, Dutch National Touring Opera and Glyndebourne.

Stephen commented: ‘Underlying all my work is the belief that opera is a natural and dynamic form of human expression, to which everybody should have access, both as a participant and audience. I am thrilled to take up this appointment as Artistic Director of Glyndebourne, and join the superb team of talented and ambitious people making extraordinary and transformational opera experiences.’

26
JUL
2018

Donmar Warehouse searching for Exec Producer

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AEM International are delighted to be helping the Donmar Warehouse search for an Executive Producer to work alongside the newly appointed Artistic Director, Michael Longhurst, in the realisation of the Theatre’s artistic vision and mission.

For full details see the Opportunities page.

17
JUL
2018

Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust searching for Chief Executive

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AEM International are delighted to be helping the Board of Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust look for a new Chief Executive.

Employed by Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust, the Chief Executive is the lead officer for Royal & Derngate, the Errol Flynn Filmhouse and The Core at Corby Cube.  Each of these venues has a distinctive identity and mission, complementing each other and together creating a regional arts complex noted for the quality and breadth of its diverse activities. Award-winning in-house productions and brilliant creative learning projects sit alongside a busy programme of the best touring shows in the country; where an independent arthouse cinema welcomes thousands of people every year to an expanding cultural quarter; and where festivals and artist development activities inspire local audiences to engage with the arts on their doorstep.

For full details of the job, please see the Opportunities page.

18
JUN
2018

Deborah Shaw appointed Chief Executive of The Marlowe

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The Marlowe, Canterbury, today announced that Former Associate Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company Deborah Shaw has been appointed as Chief Executive.  AEM International are delighted to have been involved in this appointment.

Shaw, who is currently Head of Creative Direction & Innovation at Historic Royal Palaces, will take up the post in September.

Regarding her new role Deborah Shaw said, “I am delighted to be appointed Chief Executive of The Marlowe at this exciting moment in its evolution. The Marlowe has been a real success story in recent years and I look forward very much to working with the trustees, partners and the theatre team on an ambitious future. Together we will continue to serve the audiences and communities of Canterbury and East Kent, nurture local talent and extend The Marlowe’s influence as a cultural powerhouse for the region.”

11
JUN
2018

AEM International search for CEO for new performing arts centre in Mumbai

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Dhirubhai Ambani International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DAICEC) in Mumbai, India is Reliance Industries’ spectacular multi-use development project, located within the heart of Bandra Kurla Complex, a commercial complex in the suburbs of Mumbai. A first of its kind in South Asia, it draws inspiration from best in class hospitality, convention and exhibition centres from around the globe. DAICEC will also house the Nita Ambani Performing Arts Centre, the stunning “jewel in the crown” and a prominent feature of the complex. The Centre is scheduled to open at the end of 2018 and be fully operational during 2019. AEM International are delighted to be searching for a Chief Executive Officer for the new performing arts centre.

DAICEC is located within the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) area, the pre-eminent business hub in Mumbai. Close to the international airport and other amenities, BKC has seen a large growth in new housing over the last ten years and is predicted to continue growing. New Metro underground lines are coming to the area and a high speed train is also planned to be operational within the next five years.

For full details of the role of CEO, please see the Opportunities page.

07
JUN
2018

Michael Longhurst appointed new Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Michael Longhurst as the new Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, a position he will take up in March 2019, with his first programming to begin in mid 2019.

Michael is an award-winning stage director. He returns to the Donmar after directing the UK premiere of Amy Herzog’s Belleville, starring James Norton and Imogen Poots, in December 2017. His acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at the National Theatre returned for its second run in the Olivier earlier this year. He also directed the celebrated Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori which recently transferred to Hampstead Theatre, prior to a West End run later in 2018.

Michael Longhurst said today, “I saw my first show at the Donmar aged fifteen and later even slept overnight on the street in the returns queue. I am so proud to undertake the challenge of filling this amazing space with exhilarating artists and important stories and am deeply honoured to be following Josie as the new Artistic Director.”

27
NOV
2017

Royal Opera House Orchestra appoints Melanie Crompton Administrative Director

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Melanie Crompton as the Administrative Director for the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

Melanie Crompton was formerly Chief Executive of the Monteverdi Orchestra and Choir.

09
OCT
2017

Liz Wilson appointed Executive Director of Oxford School of Drama

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Liz Wilson

AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Liz Wilson as Executive Director at the Oxford School of Drama.  She will take up her new role in December 2017.

Liz Wilson was Chief Executive of York Theatre Royal from 2009-2017.  Regarding her new role she said, “I am delighted to be joining The Oxford School of Drama. It is an outstanding drama school that has a reputation throughout the theatre, film and television sectors for its rigorous pursuit of excellence and its promotion of access.  Training people to succeed as actors is as much about teaching the spirit of creativity as it is about developing the professional tools to thrive in the industry. The high percentage of alumni from the School who are in employment as actors is a testament to the highly skilled team of tutors and the strong and supportive ethos of the School. I look forward to working alongside Principal George Peck and his team in continuing the great work of the School in serving our industry with exemplary actors.”

Welcoming the appointment, the drama school’s chair of trustees, Peter Wilson-Smith also commented that the school is “thrilled to have someone with Liz’s long experience of theatre and arts joining” as executive director.

Liz’s predecessor in the role, Kate Ashcroft, will become Head of Marketing and Development for the school.