Bristol Music Trust, the organisation that runs Colston Hall, the South West’s largest concert hall, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Clare Jack, previously development director at Bath Festivals, as chief operating officer. Clare will start at the organisation in October.
An experienced arts manager, Clare brings with her over nine years’ experience in the arts industry, following an extensive career in private sector change management.
In her new role Clare will be working closely with Louise Mitchell, chief executive of Bristol Music Trust, to take a strategic overview of the financial, commercial and operational competitiveness of the organisation. As chief operating officer Clare will be responsible for driving forward the financial imperatives of the business in order to support, develop and sustain the charitable objectives of the Trust.
Louise Mitchell, chief executive at Bristol Music Trust, comments: “We are delighted that Clare Jack will be joining us at such an important time for Bristol Music Trust and Colston Hall. Clare has an outstanding track record of shaping the commercial and operational arms of businesses, as well as being a passionate lover of music and the arts. She will be vital to our work of ensuring the success of our exciting transformation project of our main hall and Lantern buildings and helping us to be business ready for the reopening of our concert hall in 2020.”
Clare joins the senior management team at Colston Hall, who are responsible for implementing Bristol Music Trust’s strategy across individual departments and taking an overview of the day to day running of Colston Hall and Bristol Plays Music, the education arm of the business.