New Dukes role for Ivan

New Dukes executive director, Ivan Wadeson.
New Dukes executive director, Ivan Wadeson.

A new executive director has been appointed by The Dukes.

Ivan Wadeson, currently joint executive director with The Audience Agency, will take up the role in September and work alongside artistic director, Joe Sumsion.

Among Ivan’s key tasks will be managing the extension plans and associated funding strategy for the Dukes as part of the city’s proposed canal corridor development.

He will also have responsibility for the financial management of the charity, which has significantly increased its audiences and income since 2007 and benefits from core investment by Arts Council England, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council.