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Neil Constable was appointed Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe in October 2010. Neil trained in Stage Management & Technical Theatre at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has worked extensively in the theatre industry for 30 years, latterly running cultural organisations. Before joining the Globe, Neil was Executive Director and joint Chief Executive of the Almeida Theatre (2003 to 2010), and prior to that worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company for 16 years, holding the senior management positions of London Manager at the Barbican Centre and RSC General Administrator.
In 2015, Neil was named alongside Dominic Dromgoole as the joint 7th most influential people working in theatre and the performing arts in The Stage’s Top 100. Neil also led the project to build the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and successfully completed the fundraising campaign of £7.5 million to support the costs. He is Governor and Fellow of Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Member of the Southbank Bankside Cultural Quarter, Governor of Clifton College, a member of the University Court of the London South Bank University and Trustee of the Royal Theatrical Support Trust. He is also a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Member of the Institute of Directors.