Ballet Chief Executive named as a new Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

July 5, 2010 at 9:00 am (Company News, General Information, Marketing and PR News)

Mark Skipper with medal of office.NBT’s Chief Executive, Mark Skipper, has been named as a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire. Dr Ingrid Roscoe, Lord-Lieutenant for West Yorkshire appointed Mark for his contribution to the county in a voluntary capacity.

The Lord-Lieutenant may appoint a Deputy Lieutenant with the Queen’s approval to assist her when appropriate. Mark joins a distinguished list of Deputy Lord Lieutenants, all receiving approval by the Queen for their appointment.

Mark says, “It’s a great honour to have been selected to represent the county in this way. I look forward to carrying out the role to the best of my ability. It is a great achievement that someone from the world of arts is carrying out this important function.”

As the sovereign’s representative in the county, the Lieutenant is required to meet and attend the monarch and members of the royal family on visits to the county and to fulfil a range of ceremonial functions on behalf of the Crown, such as the inspection of troops, attendance at church services, the presentation of honours, awards and medals, and the presidency of non-political and charitable organisations.

Mark Skipper

Mark has been Chief Executive of NBT for more than 10 years. He is a prominent member of the national dance community and during his time with NBT the company has been catapulted to the top ranks of dance in the UK, winning many awards and accolades for its productions and partnerships. Mark has spearheaded NBT’s campaign for a new purpose-built headquarters in central Leeds. This long-held ambition will be realised this autumn when NBT moves into the largest purpose-built space for dance outside London.

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