Hobart’s Theatre Royal is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Wellington as its new CEO. Mr Wellington will take-over from Tim Munro, who leaves the organisation at the end of August after 17 years in the role.
“The Theatre Royal is entering a new, exciting phase as part of the recently opened Hedberg performing arts centre and we are confident that Simon has the level of leadership, vision and commitment to the local arts industry that this wonderful institution deserves,” said Dr Tania Price, Chair of Theatre Royal.
Mr Wellington has a 25-year career in the arts sector, having worked in Australia, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. Starting in Tasmania at the Salamanca Arts Centre, then at Ten Days on the Island, he was later General Manager of Urban Theatre Projects and Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney.
More recently, he worked for Arts Council England, managing its investment in diverse cultural institutions.
“The Theatre Royal has played a huge role in developing my love for the arts, so I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the organisation and build on the great success already achieved by Tim and the team,” said Mr Wellington.
“I’m looking forward to working with our talented local artists and companies, and to developing a diverse program of experiences for audiences to enjoy in a thriving creative precinct.”
For more information about the Theatre Royal, visit: www.theatreroyal.com.au for details.
Image: Simon Wellington (supplied)