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In Conversation With: Fiona Allan

Thursday 16th January at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Downtown in Business Birmingham has the absolute pleasure of hosting an exceptional evening with the Hippodrome’s artistic director and chief executive Fiona Allan at the Gowling Suite (Hippodrome).

Fiona has over 20 years’ experience at a senior level within the cultural sector. Her career spans both artistic and business leadership: previous employers include Curve Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, Sydney Film Festival, and Sydney Opera House.

Fiona was appointed Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome in October 2015. She is currently President of UK Theatre, Co-Chair of UK Dance Consortium, and serves on the boards of Stage One, Arts Council Midlands Regional Council, and West Midlands Growth Company. Fiona is also the Chair of the Regional Board for Tourism.

In October 2018 Fiona was presented with the inaugural WOTY ‘Woman with Edge’ award, and now serves as a Director on the Women of the Year Board. In Dec 2019 she was awarded the Asian business Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Join Downtown in Business for this amazing evening with Fiona Allan on 16th January 2020 from 5:30pm. We’ll begin with some light networking and then move on to dinner service; thereafter we’ll get to hear from the lady of the hour herself who will be speaking to us about the cities strategic direction on Tourism, Culture and Retail . Finishing the evening with a Q&A session for any questions that you might have about culture and the arts within the city. ​

Contact Ajay to register your interest.


Fiona Allen


Thursday 16th January
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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