The Secretary of State has reappointed Richard Johnston, Paul Cartwright, and Gary Kemp as Trustees for the Theatres Trust.

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Richard Johnston has been Chief Executive of Delfont Mackintosh Theatres since October 2004. He was also Chief Executive of Stoll Moss Theatres/Really Useful Theatres from 1992-2000. From 2000-2004 he was Chief Executive of the Racecourse Holdings Trust/Jockey Club Racecourses, which is the leading group of UK racecourses. Earlier positions included Director of the Birmingham Hippodrome and Chief Executive of the Contemporary Dance Trust. Richard Johnston became a Trustee of the Theatres Trust on 1 July 2017.

Paul Cartwright is an executive coach and private investor. He is also a Trustee of The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. He was previously Managing Partner of Rutland Partners LLP which he joined in 1988 and where he was actively involved in its development through to becoming Managing Partner in 2005. Prior to joining Rutland, Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen working in corporate finance and consultancy. Paul became a Trustee of the Theatres Trust on 1 July 2017.

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Gary Kemp grew up in Islington and attended local grammar school Dame Alice Owens and Anna Scher’s Children’s Theatre drama club, becoming a child actor in film and TV. In 1976 he left acting to concentrate on making music and song writing, founding the 1980s supergroup Spandau Ballet. His songs spent a combined total of 500 weeks in the charts and generated over 25 m record sales worldwide. Gary pursued an acclaimed solo career after Spandau Ballet split in 1990 and returned to acting, starring in films such as ‘The Krays’ and ‘The Bodyguard’ and performing on stage at Wyndham’s, Stratford East and the Trafalgar Studios. He writes articles on art, music and the theatre for numerous publications, including the Times, Guardian and Evening Standard, and presents and produces programmes for TV and radio. Gary Kemp became a Trustee of the Theatres Trust on 1 July 2017.

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These roles are not remunerated. These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments, the process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Richard Johnston, Paul Cartwright, and Gary Kemp have not declared any activity.

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