announced the appointment of Victoria Cheetham as Chief Operating Officer. She will take up her role in autumn 2019. She is currently Executive Director, Arts at Southbank Centre, Europe's largest arts centre, where she leads strategy and delivery of the artistic programme across multiple art forms and sites in London, the UK and globally.
Victoria Cheetham brings a wealth of experience to Tate, having been a member of the Southbank Centre Executive Team since 2010. In her time there she has been responsible for areas including visitor experience, ticketing, operations and delivery of over 4,000 artistic events a year. She has also overseen the successful transformation of business processes across arts administration at the institution. Previously she spent almost a decade working in senior roles at the Barbican, building on her background in music. She is an accomplished musician in her own right.
Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate, said, Vicky Cheetham is the ideal choice for this senior and important role. Her enthusiasm for Tate, combined with her outstanding skills and experience in the arts, will be invaluable in the coming years as we take Tate forward into a new era.