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Last week we said farewell to our brilliant Director Katy Griffiths after nearly 4 years leading the Corn Exchange. Our team is hugely thankful for her visionary work and leadership during the multiple times she has led organisation over the past decade, and we all wish her the very best as she relocates to the coast with her family.

Katy Griffiths said: 'My connection with the Corn Exchange spans more than a decade and it has been a huge privilege to lead this wonderful organisation with its dedicated and passionate team during this time.

'I am hugely proud of everything we have achieved and my heartfelt thanks go out to all of the fantastic people who we have worked with to achieve this shared vision and success.

'It is now time for me to hand over the reins to Jessica, and having worked closely with her for the last three years, I know the Corn Exchange will continue to thrive under her guidance.'

Jessica Jhundoo-Evans, previous Deputy Director, has moved into the role of Director of the Corn Exchange, and we are really looking forward to entering our 30th anniversary year with her at the helm.

Jessica said it had been a 'wonderful experience' working alongside Katy for the past three years. 'She has been an inspiring and trusted leader and I know I, and the wider team, will miss her vision and presence.

'It feels a real privilege to be handed the baton and at such an exciting time for the organisation. I’m looking forward to working with the team to realise all of the new activity and development work we have planned together and to continue our journey as a cultural hub within our local community.'

The current executive team of Danielle Corbishley (head of 101 and Outdoor Arts), Guy Dickens (head of technical and operations) and Gemma Twiselton (who moves into the new role of head of programme and audiences) will be joined by Ruth Stillman in the role of head of development.