Senior Management Team

Deborah Kermode

Chief Executive and Artistic Director

Deborah joined Midlands Arts Centre in August 2016, prior to which she was Deputy Director at the internationally acclaimed Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Previous roles include Director of Bright Space, an arts education charity that delivered the Creative Partnerships programme for Birmingham, to improve the skills of children and young people through cultural opportunities by raising aspirations, achievements and life chances.

Deborah’s curatorial background saw her lead Ikon’s off-site programme and act as producer for organisations including Fierce Festival, Birmingham Opera Company, RSC and Supersonic Festival, bringing programmes as diverse as opera, live art and heavy metal music to younger audiences in more innovative public situations. Deborah is currently a trustee on Supersonic and a member of the executive board of Culture Central.