Everyone at the RSC plays a part in creating the world you see on stage.

Our Board is chaired by Nigel Hugill and comprises around 15 people, all chosen for their skills and experience. These include our Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, and our Executive Director, Catherine Mallyon, who work closely with our senior management team in leading and steering the company.

Board and Governors

Apart from Gregory and Catherine, our Board members are drawn from a wide group of Governors - all of whom champion our aims and act as our advocates. They meet at least once a year during our AGM, which is chaired by the President - The Prince of Wales. Our Patron is Her Majesty The Queen.

Associate Artists

The Artistic Director also invites actors, directors, writers and designers who have made a serious commitment and an outstanding contribution to the life and reputation of the RSC to become Associate Artists and Honorary Associate Artists. The title is offered as a thank you and acknowledgement of achievement. The Associates are not part of the formal governance structure and receive no payment for their role, but are invited to have an involvement in shaping the future artistic life of the Company.

Steering Committee and Steering Group

Gregory and Catherine are supported by a group of senior managers who make up the Steering Committee and are responsible for developing and implementing our Strategic Plan. They work alongside our Artistic Planning team who develop our artistic programme. A much wider group of department heads meet regularly as the Steering Group, managing our day to day operations and debating the key issues affecting the life of the company.


Everyone at the RSC plays a part in creating our work and sharing it with our audiences. We employ a huge range of people, including directors, writers, actors as well as other creative, technical and administrative staff.

Key biographies

Our board

  • Nigel Hugill

  • Lady Susie Sainsbury

  • Stephen Brimson Lewis

  • Sir William Atkinson

  • Damon Buffini

  • Miranda Curtis

  • John Hornby

  • Genista McIntosh (Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall)

  • Sandie Okoro

  • Professor James Shapiro

  • David Tennant

  • Noma Dumezweni

  • Patsy Rodenburg OBE

  • Ian Squires


  • Our Governors

  • Emeritus Chairman

  • Honorary Emeritus Governors

  • Honorary Governors

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