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Young Vic Welcomes Two New Board Members

By youngviclondon 22 Jun 2021

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We're thrilled to announce that Varun Chandra and Farah Ramzan Golant CBE have been appointed as Trustees of the Young Vic board.

Glenn Earle, Chair of the Young Vic Board, said,

“I am delighted today to welcome Farah and Varun to our board. They are established leaders in their own fields and I know that our board and our theatre will benefit hugely from their intellect, passion and creativity. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our recently retired Trustees for their many years of invaluable service and unwavering support to the Young Vic. They will forever remain dear friends of this theatre”.

Varun Chandra, Global Managing Partner of Hakluyt, said,

“Of all the theatre I’ve watched over the years, it is at the Young Vic that I’ve seen the most daring, the most provocative, and the most thought-provoking performances. I’m therefore delighted to be joining the board of this fantastic institution, one of the most brilliant and innovative of its kind in the world. The breadth of the Young Vic’s work and impact is extraordinary, and its success in identifying, enabling and promoting emerging talent is particularly noteworthy. It will be an honour to play a role in furthering this mission, and I’m greatly looking forward to working with Kwame, Despina and the other members of their outstanding team.”

Farah Ramzan Golant, Chief Executive Officer of kyu EMEA, said,

“It is an exciting time to join the Young Vic as Kwame and the team unleash the visceral power of theatre anew. I am inspired by their vision to curate experiences for audiences which we are all longing to share. It is a privilege to be a part of this movement that is so uniquely Young Vic in its voice and profound cultural effect.” 

Varun is the Managing Partner of Hakluyt, which helps leaders of the world’s largest companies and investment firms take better decisions, by advising them on the opportunities and risks facing their businesses. Farah is the Chief Executive Officer of kyu EMEA and has worked for three decades in the global creative and media industries.

The Young Vic board is the group of people responsible for our theatre. They appoint and oversee the work of our executive leadership team, guide our theatre's strategy and mission, and approve our budgets to safeguard our financial stability. Our trustees provide invaluable advice and support to staff across the theatre, ensuring our work continues to serve our community and audiences in the best way possible.

Click here for the full list of Young Vic Board Members