After more than three years in the post, Amber Massie-Blomfield will be stepping down from her position as Executive Director of Camden People’s Theatre at the beginning of 2018.
She will go freelance to work as an arts producer and consultant for clients including Pro Helvetia, and to develop her non-fiction writing.
Amber joined in 2014 from The Albany, Deptford, where she was head of communications. During her tenure, she has overseen a growth in turnover of 63% and an increase in audience numbers of 66%. She has also played an instrumental role in CPT’s ethnic diversity programme, the formation of Camden Youth Theatre and the launch of the STAMP network. In 2016, CPT was nominated as The Stage Fringe Theatre of the Year, and with Brian Logan she was nominated in the Directors of the Year category at the Off West End Awards.
Amber says: “I have absolutely loved working alongside Artistic Director Brian Logan to build on the achievements of my predecessors, and am hugely proud of how the organisation has developed. I’m leaving at a time of great strength for CPT, and it will be fantastic to see where an injection of fresh energy and ideas from a new Executive Director will take the organisation next. I will be very sad to say goodbye to my wonderful colleagues and the hugely inspiring artists and audiences I’ve got to know during my time here, but it is the right time for me to move on to new challenges.”
CPT Chair of the Board Kate McGrath says: “Amber has risen to the challenge of becoming CPT’s Executive Director with characteristic panache. She’s done a great job and we wish her huge success with her future plans. Under the Artistic Direction of Brian Logan, CPT is going from strength to strength, and there are great opportunities ahead for an incoming Executive Director.”
Recruitment of a new Executive Director will take place during the Autumn, with an announcement of Amber’s successor anticipated before the end of 2017.