Leading Through Change

Leading Through Change

In this panel session we’ll be hearing from people who know first-hand what it means to lead a team, a project or an organisation through a period of intense change. They’ll talk about the capabilities and qualities they drew on; what it really meant to influence and get others on board, and what the pitfalls and unexpected benefits have been.

What will I gain?

— Insight into the qualities needed to lead through change

— Understanding of how these qualities can be applied to your own situation

— An opportunity to ask questions of your peers

This session will be recorded and included in the Access All Areas Pass.


Amanda Huxtable | Artistic Director/CEO | Eclipse Theatre

Amanda’s leadership roles in the Cultural sector include being the Chair of RJC Dance based in the heart of Chapeltown, Leeds and the communities it serves. Amanda was one of the 20 inaugural Changemakers in 2017 -2019 and served as a member of the Senior Management team at Hull Truck Theatre.
Speaker image courtesy of Amanda Huxtable (c) Sharron Wallace

Cath Hume | CEO | Arts Marketing Association

Cath steers the AMA to support you, your organisation and your audiences (and does a brilliant job, if we do say so ourselves).


James Mackenzie Blackman | CEO | Eden Court

Prior to taking up his post at Scotland’s largest combined arts venue in 2018, James was Executive Director of Sir Matthew Bourne’s award-winning dance company New Adventures. During his time at the company James oversaw substantial growth in participation, audiences and turnover. His paper: Education vs. training: The future of participation in Building-Based Theatre is published by Cambridge Scholars Press. 

Sarah Ogle | Marketing and Communications Director | Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres

Sarah began her career at the Everyman and has previously worked at Manchester Royal Exchange, Blackpool Grand and Birmingham Rep. A guest lecturer at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), Sarah is Course Director for UK Theatre’s Essentials of Marketing Course. She is currently on the board of the Arts Marketing Association and of Tmesis Theatre Company.