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The Place appoints Jane Alexander as new Vice-Chair on Board of Governors

6 Feb 2018

Jane Alexander, Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at The Place

The UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, The Place, today announces the appointment of Jane Alexander as Vice-Chair to its Board of Governors.

Jane Alexander joins The Place (Contemporary Dance Trust) which is home to the London Contemporary Dance School, a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama, and the Richard Alston Dance Company.

Jane has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate finance lawyer with Norton Rose and 3i Group plc. She joined The Royal College of Art (RCA), the world’s leading postgraduate art and design university, in 2011 as Pro-Rector (Operations) and was responsible for strategic planning, finance and estates, governance and risk management. At the RCA she was Chair of the Equality & Diversity Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of Innovation RCA, the student business incubator.

Jane is also currently an Independent Member of Council of The Royal Veterinary College. She was a trustee of The National Association of Youth Theatres, the sector development agency for youth theatre in England. She has a law degree from Brasenose College Oxford and more recently obtained an MA Culture, Policy & Management from City University, London.

Clare Connor, Chief Executive The Place says about the appointment:

“I’m thrilled that Jane has joined our board. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, finance and developing emerging talent that will be immensely valuable as we strengthen our position as the home of new dance.”

Jane Alexander says:

“I am delighted to become Vice Chair of The Place and to have the opportunity to work with Clare and her team to develop the future of new dance creation and education.”