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Board of Trustees announce the departure of SBT Chair

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The Chair of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Anup Mysoor, is to step down from his role to focus on other commitments.

In 2022 and 2023, Anup played an important role in steering the Trust through the crucial post-pandemic recovery period, whilst devoting significant time to the development of future strategy.

Anup’s professional roles beyond the Trust have recently expanded, and in 2024, he would like to rebalance his time and expertise towards those commitments.

In January of this year, Anup was appointed Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors at Oxford Brookes University. He is a Governor at Rye St Antony School Oxford, which announced a merger in September 2023. Also in 2023, he was appointed an Independent Member of the Investment sub-committee at Oxfam’s Board.

Anup said, “The expertise and passion of its CEO, Trustees, employees, and volunteers is inspirational. It has been a tremendous privilege to lead the Board as we developed a compelling vision for the organisation focused on transformation and growth. I feel it is the right time for me to hand over to a new Chair to lead the organisation as it enters its next phase”.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust joint vice chairs, Lena Orlin and Nick Abell, said, “We are enormously grateful to Anup for his service and leadership in what has been a significant period of refocus as we set out our future direction. We wish Anup all the very best for the future.”

Tim Cooke, CEO, said: “Anup has been a powerful and thoughtful voice for change, and I am grateful to him for his friendship and his contribution as we develop our unique role as the Shakespeare Museum for the nation and the world.”

Nick Abell and Lena Orlin will lead the Board of Trustees on an interim basis whilst the Trust looks to appoint a new Chair.