Sarah Holmes is Chief Executive of the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich which she reopened 15 years ago along with Artistic Director Peter Rowe, placing accessibility, quality and diversity at the centre of the artistic offering.
Originally from New Zealand where she gained experience in technical and stage
management, she has been working in theatre administration in the UK for 35 years. She spent 10 years in London at the London Bubble and Theatre Royal Stratford East before relocating to North Wales for 10 years as Head of Marketing & Customer Service, and later Administrative Director, at Theatr Clwyd.
Most recently she was placed 47th on the prestigious The Stage 100 list, which presents the top 100 most influential figures in the industry. Sarah is currently leading on Ramps On The Moon, an Arts Council funded project that brings together seven major mainstream regional partners to respond to the opportunities and challenges of creating more employment and access for deaf and disabled artists, participants and audiences.
Sarah also sits on the board for UK Theatres, and for the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Cultural Board.