Dame Rosemary Squire is one of the most prominent women in British theatre of the modern era. Co-founding Ambassador Theatre Group in 1992, it has gone onto become the world’s number one live-theatre company.
In 2016, Squire stepped down from her post as CEO to move into a new creative phase. Her latest venture with Sir Howard Panter is Trafalgar Entertainment, an innovative live entertainment business and home to Trafalgar Studios, Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Stagecoach Performing Arts and Trafalgar Releasing.
In 2014, she made history as the first woman to be named EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year. She was a National Member of the Arts Council England Board for almost 10 years and Joint Chair of The Hall for Cornwall. As Chair of Great Ormond Street’s Theatres for Theatres Appeal she raised over £5m and now Chairs another major appeal to raise £10m for the hospital.
Widely respected in the industry, Rosemary and her husband/business partner, Sir Howard Panter, have topped The Stage 100 for seven consecutive record-breaking years.
In 2007 Rosemary was awarded an OBE for Services to Theatre and in the 2018 New Year Honours she was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Theatre and Philanthropy.