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David Jubb to step down from Battersea Arts Centre as new search begins for artistic director and CEO

David Jubb has been artistic director for the theatre for 14 years

David Jubb

The artistic director and CEO of Battersea Arts Centre is to step down from his role next year, it has been announced.

David Jubb started at the theatre in 2004, taking on the reins from Tom Morris. Jubb led the venue as joint artistic director and CEO from 2008 with David Micklem, who left the theatre in 2012. Jubb took over as sole artistic director and CEO from then and has overseen the theatre's capital and regeneration project. Battersea Arts Centre suffered a fire in the Grand Hall in 2015 which decimated the space. The newly refurbished Grand Hall was reopened this year, in time with the Phoenix Season.

Jubb will leave the theatre in April 2019 and the new CEO and artistic director will start from May 2019. The recruitment for the new artistic director and CEO is open until 12pm on Monday 26th November – with all applications and enquiries welcome through Battersea Arts Centre's website. Jubb will be leaving the position in order to look after his young children.

Artistic associate Shelley Hastings who has worked at BAC since 2004 and associate artistic director Sarah Golding who has worked at BAC since 1999 will also be leaving in 2019, in February and March, respectively. Rebecca Holt remains as executive director and deputy CEO as does Liz Moreton as director of creativity and social change.

Jubb said: "It's time to bugger off and let someone else have a go. Battersea Arts Centre is one of those places where people's lives often begin again. They have an experience; they meet someone or a community of people; they discover a new passion. So it has been a massive privilege to work in this organisation, with great partners in David Micklem and Rebecca Holt, and associates in Shelley Hastings and Sarah Golding, and an incomparable team of staff and volunteers."

Michael Day, chair of the board said: "David has been an outstanding and visionary leader of Battersea Arts Centre for nearly 15 years. He has nurtured and inspired a generation of artists and a succession of talented staff members to give far more than they would have believed possible. "