The Guildhall School is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Newton as Vice Principal & Director of Advancement. This new senior role will provide executive leadership and strategic direction for the School’s Development & Alumni Relations and Marketing & Communications teams, and will play a key role on the School's Executive Group, working to deliver sustainable, long-term growth in its philanthropic support and engagement, as well as seeking other forms of potential income and connections for the institution. Newton will start the role on 3 April.

Lynne Williams, Guildhall School Principal, commented, ‘We are thrilled that Jeremy is able to join the Guildhall School in this pivotal new role. This is an extremely exciting time for the School, as we launch our next five year plan for the institution, and this role will be vital in helping to deliver sustainable, long-term growth in a number of areas, including philanthropy and engagement, financial sustainability and international activity. Jeremy brings a wealth of experience to us from his previous chief executive roles, and I very much look forward to welcoming him to the team.'

Jeremy Newton commented, "It's a huge privilege to be joining the Guildhall School at this key moment in its development. ‎I'm very much looking forward to working with such an inspiring team and an extraordinarily talented student body."

Jeremy Newton is currently Chief Executive of Children & the Arts, a charity set up by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2006, and is also a Teaching Fellow at Judge Business School in Cambridge. His previous roles include Managing Director of RADA, Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts (NESTA), National Lottery Director at Arts Council England and Chief Executive of the Eastern Arts Board. Jeremy is a qualified chartered accountant and a keen theatre-goer, and in 2006 received an honorary doctorate from Loughborough University for his contribution to science, technology and the arts.

The Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and theatre technicians in the heart of the City of London. Twice-rated No.1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide, and recently selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research, with over 900 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world. It is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and Centre for Young Musicians. The School is widely recognised for the quality of its teaching and its graduates, and its new building, Milton Court which opened in September 2013, offers state-of-the-art facilities to match the talent within its walls, ensuring that students enter their chosen profession at the highest level. www.gsmd.ac.uk

 

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