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NEWS: One Dance UK announces the search for new Chair of Board of Trustees

16 Sep 2019

Today at One Dance UK,  we begin the search for a new Chair for our board of trustees, to join us following the end of Sue Wyatt’s term in March 2020 after an impressive 5-year period.

During Sue Wyatt’s tenure as Chair, she oversaw the successful merger of the four organisations that became One Dance UK, as well as our recent relocation to Birmingham. During this time One Dance UK has become established as a lead support organisation for dance in the UK and our outreach work in communities and schools has expanded.  Our successful membership scheme has provided support to dancers, researchers and organisations across the sector.

Speaking about her decision to step down, Sue said:

“I took on the role saying that I would serve only one term to establish a new organisation, secure funding, build a profile and relocate outside of London. This has all been achieved. It is right to stand down in 2020 as promised, but it is difficult to leave such a vibrant organisation at such an exciting time. I am proud of One Dance UK and thank the board and staff for their dedication and hard work.”

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Hurst added,

“We are incredibly grateful to Sue for all of her hard work getting us to this point. Thanks to her we have an even brighter future as an organisation. It has been amazing to work alongside Sue and on behalf of the whole team I would like to pay tribute to her commitment and contribution as our outgoing Chair. We will look forward to working with the new Chair, guiding the organisation to continue to go from strength to strength, for the benefit of all working in the dance sector.”

The new appointment, who will take up the post in March 2020, will provide strategic guidance on developing the organisation following the company’s relocation to Birmingham earlier this year, as well as providing inspiring leadership to both the Board and Executive Team through this important phase of the organisation’s growth.

If you would like to know more about the role, click here for a job description and how to apply.