ArtsEd appoints Peridot Partners to find the new Chair of Trustees


We are pleased to announce that the Trustees have appointed Peridot Partners to commence the search for ArtsEd’s new Chair of Trustees.


Peridot Partners, renowned for their Board Search programme, bring over 12 years of experience in recruiting individuals to boards, executive positions and specialist functional roles in similar institutions. Operating as a sector-leading specialist, Peridot Partners has garnered acclaim for their work in charity, non-profit, health, and education sectors.  Their values strongly resonate with ArtsEd, particularly their unwavering commitment to inclusivity and excellence across all sectors.


“The Chair of the Board is a vital role for ArtsEd, providing effective leadership to our governance structures, including chairing the Board of Trustees. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire organisation, we would like to extend our gratitude to Farida Mannan for stepping up as the Acting Chair during this transitional period.

As the pinnacle of leadership within ArtsEd, the Chair plays a pivotal role in guiding our institution. Through our collaboration with Peridot Partners, we are confident in finding a Chair who not only shares our organisational values but also possesses the capability to lead us as we deliver exceptional performing arts education.”

Ruth Mundy, Trustee and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee


For those interested in learning more about the role and the application process, please visit the Peridot Partners website here:


We are excited about the opportunities this partnership brings and look forward to welcoming our new Chair of Trustees to the ArtsEd community.


ArtsEd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff (permanent and visiting) and volunteers to share this commitment; all staff are required to undergo background checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 regulations and to hold an enhanced DBS.