Dundee Rep chief executive Nick Parr steps down

Nick Parr has now left Dundee Rep
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Nick Parr, chief executive of Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, has left the companies two years after taking up the newly created post.

Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company. It is part of Dundee Rep, Scotland’s only permanent acting ensemble, with which it shares its building and administrative offices.

During Parr’s time in post, turnover and footfall both increased. However, following Parr’s resignation, the Rep’s trustees are looking at the organisation’s governance and reviewing its structure.

Parr joined the Rep and SDT from Festival City Theatres Trust in September 2015, when they created a separate role of chief executive, which had previously been shared by their artistic directors.

After Parr’s departure on October 6, the existing artistic directors, Andrew Panton of Dundee Rep and Fleur Darkin of SDT, were appointed as interim joint chief executives.

A statement issued on behalf of the Rep says that Parr had left “to pursue other opportunities”.

Edward Troughton, chair of the board of trustees, said in a statement: “We would like to thank Nick for his hard work and we wish him all the best.

“Andrew and Fleur will work with a strong and experienced senior management team to lead the organisation, and will report directly to the board.

“The other trustees and I are currently reviewing the structure and governance of the organisation to ensure we are in the strongest possible position for the future.”