Emma Rees announced as interim Executive Director & Ceo

Happy Monday Folks! We’re heading into the week with some big news. We are pleased to announce Emma Rees has been appointed as our interim Executive Director & CEO.

Emma is a theatre consultant, working recently with organisations including Chichester Festival Theatre, Kiln Theatre and London Theatre Consortium (LTC). Previously Director of LTC, she led on strategic projects working across the 14 member theatres, including the LTC Creative Apprenticeship programme; a sustainability programme in partnership with Julie’s Bicycle; and projects with a focus on workforce development, inclusion and representation. She also undertook an extended secondment as Senior Relationship Manager, Theatre in the London office of Arts Council England.

She has many years of experience at senior management level in theatres and touring companies with responsibility for strategic development, finance and funding, producing, tour booking and management, marketing and administration. She has also worked on several independent theatre and film projects in management and producing roles.

Emma has served on many boards and advisory bodies, including serving as co-Chair of the Independent Theatre Council, and is currently Parent Governor of a local primary school. She lectures on theatre and performing arts administration and was a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University for nine years.

Rees comments:

“It feels like a real treat to be joining Theatre Centre right now. The company has a tremendous track record of working with the most exciting writers and artists to make work with and for young people. With working in schools as the backbone, Theatre Centre’s many other strands of work aim to take the opportunities wherever they need to go and to make spaces for young people to be creative on their own terms. The mission of empowering young leadership and youth activism through the arts is timely, clear, and vital. I am really delighted to be working with Rob and the team to build on the brilliant work to date, to become even more adventurous in our approaches and to keep driving Theatre Centre forward.”

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