Strategic Operations Director
Michelle Smith started her career working in small scale, community and children's theatre companies amongst many supporting 'real' jobs in bars, shops and offices. She was a 'mature student' at Liverpool John Moores University taking a degree in Drama. On leaving she joined the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre as PA to the Chief Executive and eventually became the Administrator for the company. She moved to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry to take up the role of Theatre Manager for several years before moving on to mac where she was appointed Operations Director in 2001.
As well as overseeing the busy Front of House, Hires, Catering and Technical Departments she became increasingly involved in the evolving building project. During the closure period Michelle worked as Projects Director on the centre's building project and enjoyed the 'one off' experience of helping create an arts centre to fully realise a dynamic and exciting future for mac and all of its customers. Michelle is now in charge of strategic operations and a range of development projects to develop further mac's impact in the local and regional community.