RADA Business, the subsidiary of the renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, has appointed Anne Welch as Operations Director to help manage the next phase of its growth.
The global training and consultancy provider helps people at work become brilliant communicators, delivering training programmes for organisations and individuals.
The organisation, profits from which help fund RADA’s vocational training for actors and technicians, has already doubled in size since 2017 and earlier this year opened an office in MediaCity, Salford as its first permanent location outside of London.
Anne’s remit is to facilitate the further growth of RADA Business’ London and MediaCity teams.
Kevin Chapman, Director of RADA Business said: “Anne’s experience will be crucial to the next phase of our development.
“In just two years, RADA Business has grown to become a team of 21 staff supporting our network of over 40 world-class tutors and business consultants.
“Our aim is to further increase the breadth and reach of our courses and consultancy, significantly developing our leadership, coaching, and women’s programmes.
“We are also going to expand our international consultancy business. RADA Business already works with organisations and individuals worldwide, supporting their growth, development and capabilities. Our reputation in these markets is creating more and more opportunities to expand this global business and Anne’s appointment will give us the foundation to manage that growth.”
Anne Welch said: “RADA Business is a unique organisation, both in how it takes dramatic skills and techniques and uses these to help people enhance their professional performance and personal lives, and also in how it supports the successful operation of the world-renowned drama school.
“It has grown considerably in a short space of time and yet its ultimate potential remains largely untapped. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to help achieve our ambitious goals.”