Kate Atkinson and Jonathan Mayes join Clore Leadership team 30 Jan 2020

Clore Leadership is delighted to announce the appointment of two new senior sector leaders to its team, Kate Atkinson and Jonathan Mayes.

To support their expanding programme, strengthen their capacity for research and evaluation, and ensure they are ready for the expansion ahead, Clore Leadership is delighted to announce the appointment of two new senior sector leaders to its team.

Kate Atkinson, who joins as Head of Programmes, comes to Clore Leadership from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she worked for 11 years in the Learning & Participation team. As Head of Community & Professional Development, Kate was responsible for leading the conservatoire's music work with adult learners in the community, professional development for the workforce and support for students. Prior to this Kate worked at Sound Connections managing a wide range of workforce development initiatives and at Drake Music as their London Manager.

'I'm delighted to be joining Clore Leadership at this exciting juncture. As a Clore course alumna myself, I know just how transformative their programmes are and I'm thrilled be taking up this role leading on the development of their programme offer.'

Jonathan Mayes joins as Head of Strategic Partnerships and Impact. Jonathan's career began with positions at the Cheltenham and Bath Festivals before moving to the USA, where he worked in the management team of both the Chicago and Pittsburgh Symphonies. Returned to the UK in 2008, he worked in producing roles at the Barbican and Southbank Centre prior to six years at Arts Council England. During his time at ACE he led on policy and investment strategy for orchestras as well as participating in the the Clore Emerging Leaders programme. Since 2016 he has held the position of Director of Residencies and Regional Programme with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

'I'm delighted to be joining Clore Leadership at an incredibly exciting time for the organisation. The plans for a refreshed programme of leadership development will provide opportunities for Clore to work collaboratively with organisations and leaders across the arts and culture sector. I look forward to helping to develop these partnerships and to finding new ways to showcase the amazing and inspirational leadership we have in the UK. The chance to do all of this in the context of an organisation with such an impressive track record is an opportunity I relish.'


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