Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse has appointed Mark Da Vanzo as its new chief executive.
Currently managing director of the theatres, he begins his new role on April 1 and takes over from Fiona Gibson, who has been interim chief executive since November, 2018. Gibson had stepped in to replace Deborah Aydon, who left after 15 years.
Da Vanzo has been managing director for the past three years, and was previously deputy chief executive of Pitlochry Festival Theatre in Scotland.
He said: “It is a true honour to have been chosen to lead the iconic Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. I am delighted to be supported in this endeavour by an excellent board of trustees, led by Andrea Nixon, and wonderful staff team including our award-winning artistic director, Gemma Bodinetz.”
He added: “As we write a new chapter in our theatres’ illustrious histories, we look forward to championing the arts throughout our city region, working with new and existing partners to tell the stories of the communities we serve and be a beacon in the North renowned for artistic innovation, talent development and progressive social change.”