A new chair for English National Ballet

English National Ballet (ENB) has made Sir Roger Carr its new chair. He takes up the job on 20 September, succeeding Justin Bickle.

In his new role Carr will work alongside executive director Patrick Harrison and artistic director Tamara Rojo. He will help oversee ENB’s move to its purpose built home at London City Island, a switch that should be completed in 2019.

Said Carr: “I am delighted to become chair of ENB at this exciting time in its development and look forward to working closely with its excellent management team and outstanding artistic director. It is a role that I consider to be both a privilege and a pleasure.”

Carr has held a number of prominent positions, including vice-chairman of the BBC Trust, president of the Confederation of British Industry and chairman of Centrica PLC. He is currently chairman of BAE Systems PLC and is also a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce.

Remarked ENB executive director Patrick Harrison: “We will work closely with Sir Roger to continue to be at the forefront of excellence, by pushing the boundaries and possibilities of our art form, and presenting world-class ballet to audiences up and down the country and around the world.”