Southbank’s O’Connor takes on The Place

Clare O’Connor, head of fundraising at the Southbank Centre, is to be the new chief executive at The Place contemporary dance centre.

She will succeed Kenneth Tharp who left after nine years in November, beginning in September.

Trained as a dancer she performed with Phoenix Dance before moving into teaching. She was director of the Stratford Circus Arts Centre for nine years before joining the Southbank in 2014, where she headed up the capital fundraising for the current refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Rooms and Hayward Gallery.





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