The Place appoints Jane Alexander as new Vice-Chair on the Board of Governors.

6 Feb 2018

The UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, The Place, today announces the appointment of Jane Alexander as Vice-Chair to its Board of Governors.

Jane Alexander joins The Place (Contemporary Dance Trust) which is home to the London Contemporary Dance School, a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama, and the Richard Alston Dance Company.

Jane has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate finance lawyer with Norton Rose and 3i Group plc. She joined The Royal College of Art (RCA), the world’s leading postgraduate art and design university, in 2011 as Pro-Rector (Operations) and was responsible for strategic planning, finance and estates, governance and risk management. At the RCA she was Chair of the Equality & Diversity Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of Innovation RCA, the student business incubator.

Jane is also currently an Independent Member of Council of The Royal Veterinary College. She was a trustee of The National Association of Youth Theatres, the sector development agency for youth theatre in England. She has a law degree from Brasenose College Oxford and more recently obtained an MA Culture, Policy & Management from City University, London.

Clare Connor, Chief Executive The Place says about the appointment, 'I'm thrilled that Jane has joined our board. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, finance and developing emerging talent that will be immensely valuable as we strengthen our position as the home of new dance.’

Jane Alexander says, ‘I am delighted to become Vice Chair of The Place and to have the opportunity to work with Clare and her team to develop the future of new dance creation and education.’