New chair of governor’s appointed at Sidcup drama school

PUBLISHED: 12:40 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:42 11 December 2014

Monisha Shah. Picture: MHP Studios

Monisha Shah. Picture: MHP Studios


Monisha Shah has been appointed as the new Chair of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance’s governing body.

She will succeed Rodney Gent, who retires in 2015, after having served on the College’s Board of Governors with distinction for more than ten years.

Professor Dianne Willcocks, Deputy Chair of Governors, who headed the Board’s Selection Panel, said: “Monisha Shah impressed all with her refreshing passion and vision of how a 21st-century educational institution needs to be governed.

“She will bring a determination and commitment to which governors, stakeholders, students and staff will certainly respond.”

Professor Michael Earley, Principal and Chief Executive of Rose Bruford College, said: “Attracting someone of the calibre of Monisha to lead our governing body will help ensure that the College’s current educational and creative mandates, alongside its emerging 2020 strategic vision, are all on a clear and dynamic trajectory.”

Ms Shah has held a number of prominent public roles and is currently a Trustee of Tate, the National Gallery and the Foundling Museum.

Her career in digital media, broadcasting, publishing and global entertainment has encompassed key roles at BBC Worldwide, including Director of Emerging Markets for Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and an ongoing Directorship of Next Mediaworks Plc in India.

Ms Shah said: “Rose Bruford College is a fantastic, creative institution, serious about its commitment to its students and passionate about its contribution to the UK’s creative industry.

“It is a great honour to be selected as its chair, and to work with fellow governors to enhance Rose Bruford College’s growing reputation as a vibrant, international, innovative school working across media, cultures and boundaries.”


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