Vanessa Lefrançois Appointed as Chief Executive

Just one year after re-opening the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton Theatre Association is delighted to announce the appointment of its Chief Executive to lead and direct its work.

Vanessa Lefrançois will take up her appointment on 1st July 2015 but will, meanwhile, visit the Brewhouse on a regular basis to contribute to planning and developing the future programme and wider plans for the theatre.

Vanessa Lefrançois, who won through against a strong field of national and international competition, is currently Director of Recreational and Prevocational Dance at The Place (Contemporary Dance Trust) in London.  Previously she has held appointments in UK theatre companies and internationally and has strong experience of innovative educational and community work as well as a record of generating income growth.

Val Hammond, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “Vanessa brings practical knowledge and experience in areas that are critical for the success and continued growth of the Brewhouse as well as boundless energy and enthusiasm.  We look forward immensely to working with her”.

During the coming months Vanessa Lefrançois will move with her family to Taunton Deane to fulfil the objective of being closely connected to the community the theatre serves whilst also attracting audiences from further afield.