EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOINS FORCES WITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AS NEW JOINT CHIEF EXECUTIVE

The Board of the Citizens Theatre is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Judith Kilvington, has been appointed as Joint Chief Executive alongside Dominic Hill – currently Artistic Director/Chief Executive.

Judith joined the Company as Executive Director in July 2013.

Professor Adrienne Scullion, Chair, said:
“Since joining the Citizens Theatre, Judith has made an incredibly positive contribution to our business and its operations, enhanced our reputation with collaborators and stakeholders and created a strong and effective partnership with Dominic as Artistic Director. In appointing Judith to this new role, the Board is strengthening the Company’s capacity to manage an ambitious capital project, deliver our artistic goals and respond to the challenging economic climate. With a new Joint Chief Executive in place, we know that both will continue to work successfully together to lead the Citizens into the next phase of its life.”

Dominic Hill, Artistic Director, said:
“Judith and I have worked closely together over the last two years and her management of the financial and operational side of the business has been critical to recent success. The time is now right to cement that partnership with Judith as Joint Chief Executive to ensure the Citizens can wholeheartedly achieve its ambitions. Together we will work hard to continue to extend the reputation of the Citizens Theatre as one of the UK’s leading theatre companies.”

-ENDS-

For more information please contact:
Alison MacKinnon, Head of Marketing & Communications, Citizens Theatre
T: 0141 418 6235 | alison@citz.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

Judith Kilvington – Biography
Judith has been Executive Director at the Citizens Theatre since July 2013. She was appointed Joint Chief Executive in February 2016. Prior to joining the Citizens, she was Executive Director/Joint CEO at Graeae with Artistic Director/Joint CEO, Jenny Sealey. From 2007-2009 Judith managed Graeae’s £2.6m capital project. The award-winning Bradbury Studios placed disabled artists at the heart of its approach to the design. This innovative approach was recognised at the prestigious British Council for Offices (BCO) National Awards in 2010. Prior to working at Graeae and Actors Touring Company, Judith carried out research into East German women writers and health promotion policies for sex workers, and worked across a number of departments at Goldsmiths College and Imperial College, University of London.

Theatre Re-development
The Citizens Theatre is embarking on an ambitious £20.5 million project which will be the first comprehensive, integrated redevelopment of the Category B listed building. Planning applications have recently been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

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