Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director
Catherine Mallyon was previously Deputy Chief Executive of Southbank Centre, the largest single-run arts centre in the world. She led all Southbank Centre operational activity since 2005. Her major projects in that time include reopening Royal Festival Hall after refurbishment in 2007 and the renewal of Hayward Gallery in 2010.
In her previous career in arts management, Catherine was Head 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 Oxford Playhouse, including the Burton Taylor Studio Theatre. She is now a Board Trustee of the Playhouse.
Catherine trained in general arts administration on Arts Council England's bursary programme, after five years in the City as a trader and analyst.
She plays violin and viola regularly with the Oxford Sinfonia.