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Any other Business that the Chairman considers Urgent


Thanks to the Director of Creative Learning


The Chair gave thanks on behalf of the Board to Jenny Mollica as this was her last meeting. The following speech was given:


Jenny joined the Barbican in December 2008 as an Education Officer and following the creation of the Creative Learning department she worked as a Theatre and Cross-Arts Producer. She has been one of the most important people in working out the whole agenda of our creative learning department with the Guildhall School, and we are much in her debt for her continual commitment to that Alliance, and to developing the strategy and purpose of the Creative Learning department - as can be seen in today's Board report for information.


As Head of Creative Learning from 2016 and then Director from 2018, she has contributed much to the overall direction and strategy of the Barbican in this time. The Board would like to thank her and send her all our good wishes as she moves to her new role as Director of the Baylis Programme at English National Opera.


Members thanked Jenny for her significant impact developing creative learning at the Barbican and wished her all the best in her new role.


External Membership


The Chair stated that the Board’s external members were hugely important in bringing a range of expertise and skills to the Board. The Chair felt that now, more than ever, was an important time to ensure the Board had the right skills sets and would be having discussions with the Directors. Members were encouraged to make recommendations to the Chair regarding skills and individuals.