Louise Jeffreys to join ENO Board

9th March 2016 in Press

Today, 9 March 2016, ENO announces that Louise Jeffreys is joining the ENO Board of Trustees with immediate effect.

Louise Jeffreys is Artistic Director at the Barbican Centre and is responsible for the formulation, implantation and delivery of the Barbican’s artistic programme and strategic vision. In particular, Louise has led on developing the Barbican’s relationships and presence in East London, resulting in a wider reach to a more diverse audience, and increasing income from rental and commercial deals, as well as partnership funding. Louise will contribute to ENO’s artistic and strategic vision and will sit on the Artistic Committee, led by fellow ENO Board Member Anthony Whitworth-Jones.

Jeffreys was previously Head of Theatre and Arts Projects at the Barbican, running bite(Barbican International Theatre Events) from 1999. bite became one of London’s most innovative artistic programmes, bringing leading international performers to the UK and co-commissioning some of the most influential artists and productions of the last decade.

Prior to the Barbican, Jeffreys’ previous roles include Administrative Director at the Nottingham Playhouse, Head of Production at Bayerische Staatsoper and Technical Director of English National Opera.

ENO Chairman, Dr Harry Brunjes says, “I am delighted to welcome Louise to the ENO Board. Louise brings with her a wealth of experience,including time spent working at ENO which will be invaluable to the Company as we look to diversify our audience and produce excellent work with a wide range of partners both in the UK and internationally”

Cressida Pollock, Chief Executive of ENO said, “Through her work at the Barbican, Louise has shown how an organisation can transform itself, reaching out to new audiences and creating world-class outreach projects. Louise’s track record at the Barbican is exemplary and I am delighted that she has joined the ENO Board at a time of great change for the Company”

Commenting on her appointment, Louise Jeffreys says:

“It is fantastic to return to ENO as a member of the Board. During the late 80s and early 90s, I built my career in the Technical Department at ENO and I now look forward to working with the Company as it looks to reach a wider audience and build artistic and strategic partnerships with organisations around London and the UK.”