We are very pleased to welcome Mr Simon Mellor, Deputy Chief Executive, Arts and Culture for Arts Council England (ACE) as a member of the IFACCA Board.
Mr Mellor is a member of the ACE Executive Board and has responsibility for national arts and cultural strategy. Prior to joining the Arts Council in 2012, he helped set up the Manchester International Festival in 2006 and was its first General Director. Before that he was the Chief Executive of the Lyric Hammersmith, West London’s leading producing and presenting theatre. He was also the producer founder of Gloria Theatre (an international music theatre company), Youth Arts Projects Coordinator for the Southbank Centre London, Head of Education at Battersea Arts Centre London and Co-Director of Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.
Mr Mellor was appointed at the 50th meeting of the IFACCA Board on Monday 8 October 2018, held in Manchester, England. He fills a casual vacancy created by the departure of Mr Bilel Aboudi at the end of his term in June 2018.