English National Opera (ENO) is pleased to announce that Louise Jeffreys is
to become Deputy Chair of English National Opera and the London Coliseum.
She replaces Nicholas Allan.
Louise is currently Artistic Director of the Barbican where she leads the
artistic marketing and media relation functions and is responsible for the
formulation, implementation and delivery of the Barbican’s artistic
programme and strategic vision. She was previously Head of Theatre and Arts
Projects at the Centre, programming and leading Barbican International
Theatre Events (BITE) which became one of London’s most innovative artistic
programmes, presenting and co-commissioning leading international theatre,
dance and opera.
Prior to the Barbican, her roles include Administrative Director at the
Nottingham Playhouse, Head of Production at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich,
and Technical Director at the English National Opera.
Commenting on this appointment, ENO Chair, Dr Harry Brunjes says, “On
behalf of all at ENO I was delighted when Louise Jeffreys accepted the role
as Deputy Chair of English National Opera and the London Coliseum. Louise
is respected and admired throughout the artistic community. The ENO will be
enhanced by her knowledge, commitment and general common sense. ”
“At the same time Louise will become Chair of the Artistic Committee. There
is a certain resonance to this as Louise has spent a substantial part of
her career at ENO. Louise is a wonderful colleague to work with and we are
lucky to have her.”
Louise Jeffreys adds, “It is a real privilege to take on this position. ENO
is a company that has meant so much to me and I am excited to continue to
play a role in this exciting and forward-thinking organisation, and
supporting the wonderful executive team.”