Mark Burch (Chair)

Burch is Managing Partner of ARCIS Group, a private equity investment management firm, which he joined in 2002. His previous roles have been in lending and investment banking over more than 20 years. He has a MA from Oxford University and a MBA from Columbia University, New York. He is also a Director of the FSE Group, Chair of the Arts Educational Schools and was a Director of the Hackney Empire theatre from 2002-2010.

Burch said: "I am delighted to be invited to take over from Luke Johnson as Chair [of Stage One]. Stage One provides an excellent route to grow emerging producing talent in commercial theatre across the UK. I am excited by the opportunity to support and expand further the charities training and development activities."