English National Opera today (10 April 2014) announced that Henriette Götz has been appointed as its new Executive Director.
Henriette has more than 20 year's international business experience, the last ten of which were in international arts leadership. She was most recently Executive Director of the innovative Vlaamse Opera, Belgium, which she joined in 2009. 'I have a deep passion for the arts, and especially for opera, so I’m delighted by the opportunity to join an organisation as creative and courageous as ENO. I’m thrilled to be a part of this next chapter for ENO and I can’t wait to get started.'
Martyn Rose, Chair of ENO’s Board of Trustees, comments 'I am delighted to welcome Henriette as our new Executive Director. She joins ENO at an exciting time, as the company celebrates an acclaimed Spring season and will soon announce a number of transformational projects for the future.'
John Berry, Artistic Director of ENO, says 'Henriette is an excellent appointment to our executive team at ENO and I'm very much looking forward to working with her. She is an experienced and well respected opera administrator whose work with Vlaamse Opera, a regular co-producing partner of ours and one of Europe’s most exciting opera houses, will stand her in good stead for her work in London.'
Henriette Götz’s appointment completes a revitalised executive team at ENO. Artistic Director John Berry will lead the executive team, as well as continuing to lead on the company’s ambitious artistic programme. As Executive Director, Henriette will be responsible for leading organisational operations including finance, theatre management, marketing, sales and fundraising functions. She will work closely with Financial Director Andrew Gambrell, who joins the executive team. Henriette will commence her role at ENO in May 2014.