Julian Bird

Julian has been Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre since November 2010.   He is also the Executive Producer of the Olivier Awards, and the UK Theatre Awards.  Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer for Tate leading the day-to-day operations of the Tate group.  This included all the front-of-house visitor services, estates, collection care, resources (Human Resources, Information Systems, Legal and Finance) and business planning.  He also oversaw Tate’s large commercial operations within Tate Enterprises Ltd, which include substantial publishing, retail and catering operations. Prior to joining Tate, Julian spent 9 years at the Financial Services Authority, joining upon its inception.  Before the FSA, Julian worked at the Bank of England, and also worked in various arts and entertainment companies.

Julian is involved in several other arts-related charities.  He is one of the trustees of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, and the Southwold & Aldeburgh Theatre Trust.  He is also a trustee of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea.