Abigail Pogson appointed MD at The Sage

As the Sage Gateshead celebrates its 10th birthday, its Chairman Lord Falconer has announced that Abigail Pogson is to become the new Managing Director of the North East venue from May 2015.

There will be a phased handover from outgoing General Director Anthony Sargent. 

Pogson, who grew up in Yorkshire and is currently Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music, which runs the renowned Summer and Winter Festivals, said: “It is an honour to be asked to join Sage Gateshead as Managing Director as it enters its second decade. The mix of an iconic building and a world leading traditional music and education programme is absolutely unique.”

Anthony Sargent CBE, had announced in April 2014 that he would be standing down.  
 
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