The English National Ballet has announced Karen Napier as its new chief executive.
Napier will leave her position as associate dean for advancement at London Business School to take up her new role in February 2013.
She has previously worked as director of development at the Southbank Centre and for the English National Opera and Rambert Dance Company.
John Talbot, chair of ENB, said: “Karen combines a deep knowledge and understanding of the dance and cultural world with an outstanding track record as a business leader. She has the ideal qualities and experience to take the helm of English National Ballet at this most exciting time in its history. She will join Tamara Rojo, our new artistic director, in a formidable and dynamic partnership.”