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Craig Hassall

Independent member of the Board of Trustees

Since 2017, Craig Hassall has been Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, one of the world’s busiest and most loved performance venues.

Prior to this, he was CEO of Opera Australia, Australia’s largest performing arts organisation, with over 600 opera performances a year, including two mainstage opera seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, Opera on Sydney Harbour, musical theatre, concerts and national touring.

Craig had previously worked in London for almost nine years, firstly as CEO of the English National Ballet, and following this, Chief Operating Officer of Raymond Gubbay Ltd. Craig also consulted on cultural aspects of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Before leaving Australia, Craig was Deputy General Manager of Sydney Theatre Company and previously General Manager of Image, Special Events and Olympic Arts Festivals for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. 

Craig has served on the boards of Company B Belvoir, Glen Street Theatre, Object - Australian Centre for Craft and Design, and the English National Ballet School; and is currently on the board of the London International Festival of Theatre, Tickets for Troops, and is co-Chair of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group. Craig was awarded an AM in 2016 for his services to the performing arts in both Australia and the UK.