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Julia Fawcett OBE

Julia Fawcett

Julia Fawcett joined The Lowry in June 2002 as Chief Executive and has responsibility for ensuring the operation of one of the largest Millennium funded projects in the UK. Set in the heart of Manchester's waterways, the centre continues to be a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Salford Quays. The Lowry’s galleries display the works of L S Lowry and other contemporary exhibitions. The Lowry has three theatres – the Lyric Theatre which is believed to be the largest stage outside London, the more intimate Quays Theatre and the Studio, a new 150 seat space built to present the very best in small-scale, high-quality drama, comedy, music and dance. The Studio is also home to The Lowry’s community & education activities. There is also a shop, a restaurant, bars and event / meeting spaces. Previously, Julia was Chief Executive of Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd - having joined the company in December 1997 as Chief Executive. Here, she had responsibility for the successful delivery and operation of Scotland's largest and most exciting new visitor attraction, Our Dynamic Earth, in Edinburgh's Old Town. This is one of the Landmark Millennium funded projects.  It was the first to fully open to the public on 3 July 1999 and quickly established itself as one of Edinburgh's 'must see' attractions.  Prior to this, Julia had rapidly risen through the ranks of Granada Leisure running a number of their commercial attractions.    

Member of Remuneration Committee, Student Experience Committee.