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Stage Entertainment hires former ITV boss Adam Crozier as new chairman

Adam Crozier
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Former ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has been announced as the new chair of Stage Entertainment’s supervisory board.

The European theatre group has appointed Crozier, who led ITV between 2010 and earlier this year, as part of its bid to “pursue international growth ambitions”.

Stage Entertainment’s productions in the UK have included I Can’t Sing!, Made in Dagenham and Anything Goes, all of which it produced in the West End before shutting down its UK production arm last year to focus on its European operations.

Other recent productions have included the Broadway production of Anastasia, On Your Feet! in Utrecht, Flashdance in Milan and a German tour of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Crozier will work alongside chief executive Arthur de Bok to chair the supervisory board, which also includes Stage Entertainment founder Joop van den Ende.

Effective immediately, he replaces Just Spee in the chairman role. Spee will continue to sit on the company’s board and described Crozier’s appointment as a “great opportunity for Stage Entertainment to pursue its international growth ambitions under a Dutch chief executive and a British chairman”.

Crozier’s previous roles have included chief executive of the Football Association and Royal Mail.

Crozier added: “I am delighted to be appointed to chair the Stage Entertainment supervisory board at this exciting time in the company’s development.

“I look forward to working closely with Arthur and the rest of the management team to help accelerate the company’s international and commercial development over the coming years.”

Stage Entertainment was acquired by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in 2015.