Corby theatre appoints new chairman of trustees

Morag Ballantyne
Morag Ballantyne

Corby Cube Theatre Trust, the charity which runs The Core, has appointed Morag Ballantyne as its new chairman of trustees.

Following the retirement of the theatre’s first chairman, Les Manning, Morag was appointed by the board at the end of January and has now taken up her new voluntary role.

The board of trustees selected Morag because of her expertise in arts marketing and fundraising and her understanding of charity governance.

She has played a key role in the Made in Corby and Creative People and Places projects, demonstrating a proven commitment to the area.

An experienced consultant and mentor, she works with a wide range of cultural organisations and creative businesses and is lead consultant with Creative Northants, the business development agency for the county’s cultural and creative industries.

Martin Sutherland, chief executive of The Core, said: “I am delighted that Morag Ballantyne has been appointed as chairman. I am really looking forward to working with her to ensure that The Core remains a vital and resilient organisation.”

Morag said: “I’m excited to be taking up the position and look forward to working with the trustees and the staff to realise our vision to be a nationally recognised centre for participatory arts and a home for the talent, ideas and creativity of local people.

“This is a vibrant area and The Core has a central role to play in continuing growth and development of Corby and the wider borough.”

Last year the theatre, which opened in November 2010, welcomed more than 27,000 people to live performances and films,including 14,000 young people

More than 5,000 people took part in activities at The Core theatre.