Fiona Gasper is the Executive Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Fiona works very closely with the Artistic Director on strategy, policy and programming; securing grant funding; and liaison with funding bodies, local authorities, and other outside organisations. Also vital are the negotiation of contracts for freelance personnel, licences, leases, and the arrangements for royalties, tours and transfers etc.
The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for management of theatre’s finances, dealing with personnel matters, and ensuring compliance with statutory and legal responsibilities of the Company such as health and safety and insurance. Essential support is provided by other staff responsible for looking after the maintenance of the building and IT systems.