Guy Halamish announced as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees

Press Release
26 February 2018 

Camden Arts Centre announces Guy Halamish as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees 

Camden Arts Centre announced today that Guy Halamish has been appointed the new Chair of the Board of Trustees and that John Gill has stepped down.

From February 2018, Guy Halamish chairs the Camden Arts Centre Board of Trustees which includes: Eliza Bonham Carter, Alexandre da Cunha, Jamie Fobert, Anne Hardy, Cllr. Heather Johnson, Porus Jungalwalla, Merissa Marr, Ben Rawlingson Plant and Karen Sanig.

Halamish has been a Trustee of Camden Arts Centre since November 2014 and was previously the Vice Chair.

Gill was Chair of the Board from May 2014 – February 2018 and oversaw the recruitment and appointment of Director Martin Clark in 2017, following Jenni Lomax’s departure after a 27-year tenure.

John Gill said: “I am immensely proud to have served as Chair of Camden Arts Centre over the last four eventful years. With Martin now at the helm and with Arts Council England NPO funding secure for the next four years, I feel able to step down with a sense of optimism and excitement for this next chapter.

I want to extend my special thanks to the Camden Arts Centre Board and staff and to the excellent new Chair Guy Halamish. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful supporters, whose commitment and support remains vital to ensuring that Camden Arts Centre's independent voice continues to be heard.”

Guy Halamish said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been elected Chair of Camden Arts Centre. It is a very special place, presenting the most vital and diverse mix of practices and ideas, and supporting artists at every stage of their careers. I am proud to be taking up the role of Chair as the Centre embarks on an exciting new chapter under Martin’s leadership.

On behalf of the Camden Arts Centre Board and staff, I want to express our sincere thanks to John Gill; he has been a wonderful chair and leaves Camden in a very good place.

Martin’s inaugural programme continues Camden Arts Centre’s legacy as a dynamic space which is at the forefront of international practice for seeing and making art. We have exciting plans for the future and I look forward to working with our local and wider community, and the Centre’s family of Patrons and Friends, to realise them.” 

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