London’s Barbican Center has appointed Jackie Boughton as Director of Commercial after almost a decade as the venue’s Head of Business Events, the last year of which she served as Acting Director of Commercial.
The Barbican’s Chief Executive Officer, Claire Spencer, said: “Jackie has been leading the way as Head of Business Events since joining in May 2014. During that time, she has focused on continuing the Barbican’s commercial growth while mixing with its artistic offering. to create memorable events for customers. Jackie has been an integral part of the Barbican senior management team and this new role is very well deserved.”
Jackie has held a number of key roles in the corporate events and hospitality sector during a career with leading hotel chains, consultancies and venues.
In her new role, Jackie will have ongoing oversight of key elements of the Barbican’s commercial offering. This includes an exciting portfolio ranging from exploring new commercial partnerships to developing new revenue streams for the Centre.
Commenting on her promotion, Jackie said: “It’s an honor to take the commercial lead for such a globally recognized venue and brand. The Barbican continues to go from strength to strength, driven by the passion and hard work of so many individuals. It is my privilege to work with such an inspiring team as we embark on our next phase of growth and success.”
This news coincides with the Barbican launching an international recruitment campaign to find a new Director of Audiences, a Director of Buildings and Renewal and a Director of Arts and Participation to strengthen the leadership team. These three roles will be instrumental in helping the Center transform its programming, its public engagement, and its building.