HFC appoints new co chairs

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Hall For Cornwall (HFC) has announced Rosemary Squire OBE and former LEP chairman, Chris Pomfret, as new co-chairs of its board of trustees.

Rosemary Squire
Rosemary Squire

They succeed Sue Wolstenholme who stood down at the end of August after 13 successful years on the board, most recently as chair.

Squire is co-founder and deputy chairman of The Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) and one of the most prominent women in British theatre.

Under her leadership, ATG became the world’s largest live-theatre company with 46 venues in Britain, the US and Australia and one of the world’s most prolific theatre producers.

Commenting on her new appointment, she said: “I am absolutely delighted to co-chair this board with Chris; it is an honour to be a custodian of Cornwall’s largest theatre, especially at this time with the bold and transformational capital project. I look forward to working with Julien and his fantastic team and supporting them with my many decades of experience in the theatre.”

Pomfret added: “Hall for Cornwall is an important part of Cornish culture and the proposed Capital development plans will give Cornwall a venue that will be one of the best and one that will match the cultural heritage of Cornwall which is second to none. It is an honour to play a role in the development of this theatre.”