Catherine Mallyon has
been Executive Director, a Governor and a Board member of the Royal Shakespeare
Company since 2012. Catherine
is a member of the National Council of Arts Council England, and on the Boards
of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Society of London
Theatre (SOLT) and the West Midlands Combined Authority Cultural Leadership
Board. She is on the Advisory Council of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
and of the Orchestra of the Swan, and chairs the Advisory Groups for the
Bristol + Bath Creative Cluster and the Centre for Cultural Value, based at
Leeds University. Catherine has completed terms on the Board of the
Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, as Chair of their
Culture and Tourism Business Group, and on the Council of the Creative
Catherine was previously Deputy Chief Executive of Southbank Centre, leading all Southbank Centre operational activity, including the reopening of Royal Festival Hall after refurbishment in 2007 and the renewal of Hayward Gallery in 2010. In her earlier career in arts management, Catherine was General Manager of Arts and Theatres at Reading Borough Council. There she managed all theatre and arts operations, programmed drama and classical music for the Hexagon and Concert Hall and co-produced the WOMAD festival. Prior to that, she was General Manager at the Oxford Playhouse and at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon.
Having spent five years working as a finance trader and analyst, Catherine trained in general arts administration on Arts Council England's bursary programme. She plays violin with the Oxford Sinfonia.