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New Chairman appointed to Bath Theatre Royal, Friday 22 January 2016 Paul Heal in the theartre. PHOTO:PAUL GILLIS / *** Local Caption *** (C)2015 +44 07791 066 852

The Theatre Royal Bath bids a fond farewell to its Chairman of ten years, Greg Ingham, and announces the appointment of Paul Heal, who starts his role as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Bath’s 211-year-old theatre this week.

Greg Ingham became Chairman of the Theatre Royal Bath in 2006, after serving as a Trustee on the Theatre’s Board of Directors since 2003. With more than 30 years’ media experience as a journalist, publisher and CEO, Greg ran Bath-based Future Publishing for a number of years, before starting a new media company in 2006, Media Clash, also based in Bath. In 2008 Greg founded Creative Bath, a hub for the city’s creative companies, professionals and students.

Danny Moar, Director of the Theatre Royal Bath, said,

“We are extremely grateful to Greg Ingham for his dedication, leadership and support over the past ten years during his role as Chairman. Much has been achieved during Greg’s tenure, ranging from refurbishments in both our Main House and Ustinov Studio, to the introduction of an in-house productions programme in the Ustinov, and the recent launch of the Creative Fund, enabling the Theatre Royal to award grants to fifteen local arts organisations this year.

“As we welcome Paul Heal to the role of Chairman, we look forward to a bright future for Bath’s historic theatre as we strive to ensure that the Theatre Royal continues to go from strength to strength.”

As a Chartered Accountant, Paul Heal was a Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 2007 he worked in New York, but for most of his career Paul was based locally, in Bristol, with client service responsibility for many of the West’s successful entrepreneurial companies. He retired from PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2008, and has also served as a Trustee for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  No stranger to the Theatre Royal Bath, Paul was first appointed to the Theatre Royal’s Board of Trustees in 2006, and has continued to serve as a Board Member for the past ten years. 

Paul Heal, the Theatre Royal Bath’s new Chairman, said,

“I consider it a huge privilege to be invited to the role of Chairman of the Theatre Royal Bath. The Theatre Royal has a great team involved in presenting a diverse range of visiting stage productions in Bath, as well as its own productions staged on tour nationwide, in the West End, and internationally. I greatly look forward to working with the Theatre’s staff led by Danny Moar to build on the firm foundations established by Greg during his time as Chairman.”

The Theatre Royal Bath is run by an experienced team of full-time theatre professionals. The role of the Board of Trustees’ Chair and Members is to provide oversight of the executive team’s activities in the short term and also to aid the long-term planning of the Theatre’s development. The Board also acts on behalf of the Trustees to ensure that the Theatre Royal is being professionally managed and continues to uphold its remit. The roles of both the Chair and the Trustees of the Theatre Royal Bath’s Board of Directors are voluntary and unpaid positions.