Newcastle Theatre Royal to Restart Recruitment for New Chief Executive
Newcastle Theatre Royal Chief Executive Philip Bernays has today announced that he plans to retire in the summer of 2021, after his initial plans were interrupted by COVID-19.
In light of the unprecedented challenges the Theatre Royal was facing, in March 2020 the Board of Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust took the decision to postpone the recruitment of their new Chief Executive, while they focused on managing the crisis. The current Chief Executive, Philip Bernays, kindly agreed to stay on to lead the organisation through this difficult time.
With a successful application to the Culture Recovery Fund for £3million and a programme in place for reopening in 2021, there is some light at the end of the tunnel and it is now time to recruit for a new Chief Executive who will lead the theatre out of the pandemic.
Nick Swales, Chair of the Board of Trustees said: “We are hugely grateful to Philip for deferring his retirement plans and steering us through the crisis over the last few months. Philip and the Board now want to look to the future, recruit a new Chief Executive and ensure the Theatre Royal is best placed to continue bringing great entertainment to many generations of theatregoers to come.”
Newcastle Theatre Royal closed its doors on 23 March 2020 and has cancelled over 400 performances as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, affecting some 400,000 members of the audience.
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