The Darlinghurst Theater Company has announced the appointment of Joydeep Hor as Chairman of the Board of Darlinghurst Theater Company.
Joydeep Hor is one of Australia’s leading industrial relations lawyers and strategic advisers. He is a widely published author on the subject and a regular commentator on the ausbiz.tv channel. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Human Resources, a Fellow of the UK Institute of Personnel and Development and a founder of People + Culture Strategies, which is now recognized as the country’s most innovative legal practice in relationships in the workplace.
Joydeep takes over the chairmanship from Vicki Middleton, who stepped down after five years in the role. This follows the recent appointments of Viv Rosman as Executive Director and Amylia Harris as Creative Director, and founder Glenn Terry’s decision to step down from the company he started thirty years ago. .
At the time of the announcement, Hor said, “I am truly honored to take on the role of Chairman of the Darlinghurst Theater Company and to do so after getting to know Darlo and his team in various capacities over the past few years. Vicki Middleton has done a tremendous job as Chairman, especially through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic and Glenn has left a wonderful legacy to the Board and the team.”
Hor added: “I have been a strong supporter of the arts as part of a broad philanthropic footprint, both personally and through my business. I am excited by the opportunities to leverage the unique identity that Darlo created and to work with our immensely talented leaders in Viv Rosman and Amylia Harris to take things to a new level of excellence in storytelling and solidify our wonderful relationships with stakeholders.”
Both Rosman and Harris are thrilled to welcome Hor as they lead the company through its most ambitious year yet. In addition to DTC’s 2022 season at the Eternity Playhouse, the company is also taking its critically acclaimed productions of ONCE and Seven Methods to Kill Kylie Jenner on the road to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. As a result, the Darlinghurst Theater Company’s work will be seen on six stages in four states across the country this year.
Viv Rosman said, “Amylia and I are thrilled with Joydeep’s appointment as President, and we look forward to working with him. There is no doubt that DTC will benefit immensely from his insight and vast professional expertise, as well as his great passion for We know that his contribution to the company in this role will be invaluable.
Speaking after the long-awaited opening of A CHORUS LINE at the Sydney Opera House, outgoing President Vicki Middleton said: “It has been an extraordinary five years as President that we have gone through a period of growth, change and challenge without previous. For me, the greatest thrill has been I have had the privilege of working with such exceptional and passionate people – our board members, our staff, our artists and our artists – all resolute in a collective will and a desire to see the business thrive, lead and inspire.”
Middleton added, “With such an exciting new era of leadership under Amylia and Viv, it was a good time to step down and bring new vision and leadership to our board. Joydeep’s arrival on the board last year was so timely – he is a brilliant and dedicated leader and absolutely the right person to lead the company into its next ambitious phase – I am delighted to hand over to him!”
Reflecting on Vicki Middleton’s accomplishments, Amylia Harris said, “Darlo is deeply indebted to Vicki for her immense contribution as President over the past five years. great strategist and lobbyist who has always acted with integrity and care. We will be forever grateful to you, Vicki!”
A CHORUS LINE plays at the Sydney Opera House’s Drama Theater until March 11, while Seven Methods to Kill Kylie Jenner is currently playing at La Boite in Brisbane before heading to the Malthouse Theater in Melbourne. For more information on the Darlinghurst Theater Company’s 2022 season, please visit www.darlinghursttheatre.com.