Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre appoint new Executive Director/Joint Chief Executive
Wednesday 10 Oct 2018
Liam, currently Artistic Director of the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, will work alongside Andrew Panton, who joined the organisation in 2017 as Artistic Director of the Rep and took on the additional responsibility of Joint CEO for Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre earlier this year.
Liam is no stranger to Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, having worked there as Executive Producer at Scottish Dance Theatre between August 2014 and September 2016. He went on to work for the University of St Andrews as Artistic Director of the Byre Theatre. There he has had great success in developing the theatre’s programme, strategically integrating the theatre within the University, and engaging audiences through the arts with the University’s world leading research.
Liam said: “I am incredibly excited to be returning to Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre in this new role. It is a very special organisation, full of wonderful people, making memorable artistic experiences. I first met and worked with Andrew about 15 years ago and look forward to working with him once again to lead the organisation at such an important time for Dundee.”
Andrew Panton commented: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Dundee and for Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre. We have a responsibility to the people of this energetically changing city to produce work for them, and the people of Scotland more broadly. Importantly, our work needs to continue to have the universality to keep travelling the world. Liam and I share many of the same creative and artistic passions, and it’s a thrilling prospect to now lead Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre together – one dynamic organisation containing two distinct artistic voices.”
Edward Troughton, Chair of the Board, added: “We are all delighted that Liam has agreed to come back to Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre after a successful period at the Byre Theatre. We are lucky to have someone of Liam’s vision to help us steer the ship alongside the talented Andrew Panton, as we enter our 80th year and look towards the exciting times ahead.”