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Announcing new Non-Executive Directors to the Board

Scottish Ballet announces the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors to the Board: Fani Sazaklidou, Global Vice President of Digital Experience Design at adidas and Ben Malbon, Vice President of Brand & Creative (EMEA) at Google.

Fani Sazaklidou said:

I’m truly honoured to be welcomed onto the Board of Scottish Ballet. I’m incredibly passionate about blending art, culture, innovation and creativity, and that’s exactly what excites me about the work of this team. Joining Scottish Ballet feels like stepping into a thrilling dance adventure, where the elegance of classical ballet meets the buzz of contemporary innovation. What really touches me is how the company embraces inclusivity and community, paving a fresh path in dance, and inspiring all generations through the pure beauty of movement. I look forward to supporting such an extraordinary team and contributing to the unfolding chapters of their incredible journey.

Ben Malbon said:

As a lifelong dance fanatic, I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Board of Scottish Ballet. I have been a long-time admirer of Christopher’s vision, which stretches well beyond the formal and expected, and takes dance into the realm of well-being, identity and community. I’m excited to get started and to offer my strongest support for the company’s work both at home and abroad.

They will join current Scottish Ballet Board members Jim Pettigrew (Chair), Nadia Ahmad-Ali, Barbara Allison, Julie Barr, Eleanor Bentley, Christopher Hampson (SB CEO/Artistic Director), Catherine Muirden, Cassa Pancho, Steven Roth (SB Executive Director) and Kirsty Wark.

Jim Pettigrew Chair of Scottish Ballet Board of Directors, said:

Through backgrounds working with some of the world’s most well-known brands, Ben and Fani bring with them a breadth of global experience, as well as a bounding enthusiasm for dance. I look forward to the enriched conversations they’ll bring to the Scottish Ballet Board.

Christopher Hampson Artistic Director & CEO at Scottish Ballet said:

Scottish Ballet has been making huge strides in the digital field in recent years, reaching audiences around the world with our film work and exciting content. So it’s both thrilling and timely to have two new Board members with such incredible international experience in online engagement, and I look forward to welcoming Ben and Fani into the Scottish Ballet family.

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