Shakespeare’s Globe chief executive to head CMI’s London Board
Neil Constable, chief executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, has been named by the Chartered Management Institute as chair of its London Regional Board. He has been appointed for a two-year term starting this month [October 2017].
Constable has worked in theatre for over 30 years. He was appointed as chief executive of Shakespeare’s Globe in 2010 to lead the completion of the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Constable has steered the organisation that now welcomes 1.25 million visitors a year, has grown its income from £14m to £27m and is an iconic and international cultural attraction.
CMI is the only chartered professional body for managers and leaders and counts 157,000 in its membership, with 25,000 members in London. The regional board delivers practical support to its members and the wider management community, working with CMI’s higher education partners, employers and education providers, and hosting events in the region.
In 2017 Constable was named the tenth most influential person working in theatre and the performing arts in The Stage’s Top 100. Constable was appointed a Companion of CMI in 2012, its highest level of membership.
I’m delighted and honoured to be appointed Regional chair for the London & South East Board. During my term as chair I will endeavour to bring stronger representation from the wider creative industries within the CMI membership as many of the challenges currently facing the corporate sector are all significant issues that the creative industries also faces. My thanks to former chair Paul Taylor and interim chair Ann Bell for their sterling service and leadership of the Regional Board. I look forward to continuing their good work.
Before joining the Globe, Constable was executive director and joint chief executive of the Almeida Theatre (2003 to 2010). Prior to that he worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company for 16 years, holding the senior management positions of London manager at the Barbican Centre and RSC general administrator.
Simon Bowen, CMI’s director of member engagement, said:
Neil has a wealth of knowledge in the creative industries, is a devoted advocate of the benefits of diverse leadership and a keen champion of CMI. I’m looking forward to working with Neil to not only promote the benefits of diverse management, but also to help us engage creatively with members and students in the region.
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