Bath Festivals is delighted to announce two new senior appointments. Ian Stockley joins as their new Chief Executive and Clare Jack as Director of Development.

Initially a trustee of Bath Festivals, Ian then chaired the strategic advisory group looking at the future direction of Bath Festivals, and bringing together music, literature and other art forms to shape the new flagship festival for Bath – The Bath Festival.   Following his early career as a classical singer Ian moved into marketing and in 2000 launched the Bristol based marketing agency Indicia.

Ian said “I am delighted to accept this challenge and look forward to working with our outstanding team. We will be at the leading edge of festivals around the world, highly visible in the city, appealing to audiences of all kinds, reaching people who might not otherwise have access to the arts, and above all pushing the boundaries of what a festival can do.”

Clare Jack makes the move from Wiltshire Music Centre where she held the role of Executive Director for six years overseeing a significant development and fundraising budget. She joins Bath Festivals as Development Director, responsible for leading, developing and adapting fundraising and development strategy in order to financially support the business.

Clare said, “I am delighted to be joining Bath Festivals in this exciting new role. The Bath Festival has positioned itself in a really innovative way with a great vision for the future. I’m looking forward to helping deliver this exciting programme and to working on the ever popular Bath Children’s Literature Festival.”

Chair of Bath Festivals, John Cullum DL, said

“From a strong selection of candidates for both roles, Ian and Clare stood out and I’m delighted to welcome them to the team. They both bring a remarkable combination of skills and passion that will help drive our festivals forward. Ian is incredibly commercially minded, having built a highly successful marketing agency.  He also brings a deep love and understanding of music from his early career as a classical singer. Clare brings with her many years of experience in developing programmes of world-class classical, folk, jazz and world music artists.  Her industry knowledge and connections are a real asset. With Ian’s leadership and guidance, Bath Festivals will not only be at the forefront of literature and music events, but will encourage exciting new ways of bringing experiences to our audiences.  ”

Both Ian and Clare join Bath Festivals on 3rd April 2017.

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