Birmingham Hippodrome has recently welcomed Ruth Power as the organisation’s new Director of People and Culture.

Ruth Power MCIPD is a Human Resources specialist with over a decade of experience working across charities and education covering all aspects of the people profession. Ruth will lead on the vision and strategic direction to drive organisational culture, people development and employee engagement.

Ruth said: “I’ve been an avid theatre goer from a very young age and I am really excited to be part of such an iconic venue in Birmingham. I’m a firm believer that people are what make an organisation and are a company’s most important asset, so I’m looking forward to working with all the teams who deliver our vibrant programme of work on and off our stages.”

Jon Gilchrist, Artistic Director and CEO at Birmingham Hippodrome added: “This new role will play an integral part in driving forward the development of our brilliant teams whilst ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of all we do. As the way we work as an organisation continues to change post-covid, the wealth of knowledge Ruth brings will add real value in ensuring the Hippodrome continues to flourish.”

Ruth officially joined Birmingham Hippodrome in March.