Barbican promotes Taylor to commercial and buildings director

New role sees creation of 315-strong division

London's Barbican Centre has promoted commercial and venue services director Mark Taylor to the newly created role of commercial and buildings director, a position that will include the delivery of the £10m capital programme over the next five years.

The role is an expansion of Taylor's previous responsibilities and will see him head a 315-strong new division whose remit will include conference sales, event management, technical services, contracts and facilities and exhibition sales.

Taylor joined the Barbican in 1996 as commercial director and said of the promotion: "Whilst the new role is personally very exciting, it is also a great opportunity to bring a host of separate areas within the centre together in a common culture to reinforce and maintain our position as one of the world's leading integrated arts and conference centres."

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