Ambassador Theatre Group has announced the creation of two new business appointments as part of the group’s international expansion.
Julia Potts will return to ATG after a three-year absence, during which time she has been executive director of the Almeida Theatre. Previously head of creative learning for ATG, she now takes up the new position of UK business development director.
While Potts will drive the group’s business development in the UK, Karin Gartzke, currently ATG’s business development director will focus entirely on international initiatives.
The appointment of a business director to work solely on rolling out the group’s business model across the globe will see ATG attempt to create what chief executive Howard Panter described as an “international distribution network”.
In an interview at the International Theatre Engineering and Architectural Conference in London on Monday, Panter outlined a more international focus for ATG, speaking of plans to launch venues in Australia, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Rosemary Squire, joint chief executive with Panter, said: “Over the forthcoming years it is our intention to expand ATG globally and as part of this drive we now have offices in Asia Pacific and North America and are currently exploring opportunities in continental Europe.”