Kully Thiarai

Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Currently Artistic Director & CEO of National Theatre Wales - a company that uses the nation of Wales as its stage.
A strategic and dynamic thinker with nearly 30 years experience of working in the performing arts leading, developing and delivering high quality projects and programmes across a diverse range of organisations including Red Ladder Theatre Company, Contact Theatre, Leicester Haymarket Theatre, Theatre Writing Partnership, Cast in Doncaster. Highly creative individual with demonstrable experience of developing innovative visions and new organisational models, as well as dual ability to work artistically at the coalface and in strategic, executive positions. Experienced in leading major change initiatives, brokering complex relationships across sectors, building consensus around new ideas and securing funding. Enjoys working collaboratively, in teams, across sectors and with diverse communities. Knowledgeable about capital programmes and experienced in working with architects, developers, design and project teams, funding bodies and other stakeholders. Experienced in creating learning environments and bespoke models to nurture and harness talent, community participation and engagement in the creative industries.