Chichester Festival Theatre chairman, Sir William Castell, has announced that the Board has appointed Kathy Bourne as executive director of Chichester Festival Theatre.
Kathy Bourne is currently executive producer at Jonathan Church Productions. From 2006 – 2015, she was associate and festival producer at Chichester Festival Theatre where she was responsible for managing over 75 productions. She will take up her new post in May, sharing the leadership of the theatre with artistic director Daniel Evans.
Sir William said: ‘The Board and I are delighted that Kathy Bourne will become executive director of Chichester Festival Theatre. Kathy is a superb theatre producer with extensive experience in both the subsidised and commercial sectors. She dedicated many years to working at the theatre, bringing outstanding shows such as Gypsy and Young Chekhov to fruition. As a long-time Sussex resident, she and her family are also deeply connected to our local community. I look forward with keen anticipation and confidence to her new partnership with artistic director Daniel Evans.’
Kathy Bourne said: ‘I am thrilled to be re-joining Chichester Festival Theatre as executive director. It is an honour to be given the opportunity to work alongside Daniel and the incredibly talented Chichester team to continue to build on the success of this exemplary theatre. I wholeheartedly share their exciting vision for the future, which I look forward to developing and delivering alongside them in the years to come.’
Kathy Bourne has over 30 years’ experience working in theatre. As associate and festival producer at Chichester Festival Theatre between 2006 and 2015, she managed over 75 shows, as well as productions on tour.