Palace has recruited four staff to help
drive more exhibition, conference and live events business at the northern
The new-look team is headed by MD, Rebecca
Kane, who formerly managed nine historic houses under English Heritage. She will
be tasked with driving up investment into the facility.
Kane is supported by new sales director and
industry veteran, Jon Johnson, whose resume includes stints with UBM, Media 10,
Emap and Informa. Alexandra Palace said Johnson’s experience in
pioneering consumer events would be a major asset in expanding business at the
Former Lambeth Council head of events and festivals,
Emma Dagnes, has also come on-board as event and leisure director, while
Charlotte Johnson rounds out the team as marketing manager.
To coincide with appointments, Alexandra Palace has rebranded to “the People’s
Palace” to reflect its public ownership, Kane said.
“Our vision for Alexandra Palace is to put it back at the heart of
the events industry. As the only independent venue of our size and type in
London, we will
be working closely with promoters, exhibition and event organisers to use this
wonderful building to its maximum potential,” she said. “The new team herald
from all sides of the event industry and so we have a great in-depth
understanding of how a venue can work in partnership with