Jane Claire said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board at what is a very exciting time for the theatre and the University. I'm greatly looking forward to supporting Sarah and her team as well as having the opportunity to get to know Derby better.
Professor John Coyne (Vice Chancellor, University of Derby and Chair of Derby Theatre Board) said: "We are absolutely delighted that we have been able to attract to the board of Derby Theatre someone of the calibre of Jane. We have searched for a while to find a new Board member as it was important for us to have the right mix of experience, background and reputation. We have certainly come up trumps with Jane's appointment and we are looking forward to working with her as we take the Theatre forward in the next steps of its exciting journey."
Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director, Derby Theatre) said: “I am thrilled that Jane will sit on the Theatre’s Board. Her wealth of experience, knowledge of the business and the wider theatre industry will be a real asset to us as an organisation. I am really looking forward to working alongside her, and the rest of the Board, to help shape the future of Derby Theatre”