Meet The Place’s two new Board of Governors appointees

Rosalind Wynn (photo by Rich Rusk) and Tzo Zen Ang (photo by Cat Garcia)

The UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, The Place, announces the appointment of Dr Tzo Zen Ang and Rosalind Wynn to its Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors is made up of a broad range of people from a variety of disciplines and industries. As well as bringing their shared expertise to support The Place’s vision, they are committed to ensuring the growth and future of the organisation.

Tzo Zen

Tzo Zen has extensive experience in strategic development and change management. As Chief Operating Officer,she implemented the transformational journey of the Royal Academy of Arts, one of the UK’s oldest and foremost cultural institutions, leading to the organisation’s 250th anniversary and major capital redevelopment. Prior to the RA, she worked at the Royal Opera House and the management consultancy McKinsey and Company, where she advised clients across a wide range of industries on organisation and strategy matters. She is a Getty Leader Fellowand holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge where she founded the Cambridge Contemporary Dance company.

Rosalind Wynn

Rosalind Wynn is Executive Producer of Gecko and has a wealth of experience in touring small, mid and large scale productions to venues across the UK and internationally. She has worked across many artforms with a large network of emerging and established artists. Prior to her role at Gecko she worked for immersive events company A Taste of Space, interactive theatre company Coney, internationally renowned theatre producing house Fuel andBelluard Festival in Switzerland.

Clare Connor, Chief Executive of The Place says about the appointments, “I’m thrilled that Tzo Zen and Rosalindhave joined our board. These two inspiring women with a passion for cutting edge contemporary dance will play a vital role as we further our artistic ambitions. Tzo Zen’s extensive experience in leading strategic change will be pivotal to The Place’s business development in the next 5 years. Rosalind’s expertise in touring and producing world-wide will be invaluable in delivering our artistic and technical ambition.”

Dr Tzo Zen Ang says, “I am very pleased to be joining The Place at this time of renewal and transformational change for the organisation, and look forward to working with the Governors and leadership team to help this wonderful organisation flourish”

Rosalind Wynn says, “I’m very excited to be joining The Place at this pivotal time for the organisation and believe that the experience will be stimulating and rewarding. Working for an artist-led company, I will bring an appetite for innovation and experimentation as well as an understanding of the need to balance risk against stability. My relationship with The Place to date ranges from audience member to visiting company and I look forward to supporting the team, artists and students through my own knowledge of national and international producing and touring.”