Thomas Peutz is to be the next chief executive of the Tyneside Cinema.
He has outstanding international experience. He has commissioned and created over 250 international cultural programmes and collaborated with international institutions and professionals. Thomas has also been at the forefront of long term strategic initiatives and policy making in the creative industries.
Lucy Armstrong, chair of the trustees of Tyneside Cinema, said: “The trustees have made a bold and exciting appointment. We are proud that we have been able to attract someone with such exceptional experience and talent here to the north east.”
Thomas Peutz was founding director of SMART Project Space, Foundation for Contemporary Art in Amsterdam. Under his leadership it grew to become one of the leading international institutes for contemporary artistic practice and research in The Netherlands, as well as winning Time Out’s Best Art Space for two years.
The growing national reputation of Tyneside Cinema is one of the reasons Thomas is coming to Newcastle believes Lucy Armstrong: “Thomas identified an irresistible opportunity to lead an organisation that is at the heart of the cultural life of the city, with a growing national reputation for imaginative work “.
Thomas Peutz said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at the much loved and respected Tyneside Cinema. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity and I look forward to building on the vision Mark Dobson and the team developed over the past ten years”.
Originally from the Netherlands, Thomas Peutz was a Sloan Fellow at London Business School, graduating with a Masters in Leadership and Strategy. He also has an MA in Art History from the VU University of Amsterdam.
As a cultural policy advisor, he was at the forefront of long-term strategic initiatives and policy making within the creative industries.
He is also director of IMOX, an investment management company with a portfolio that engages with social, cultural and environmental issues. Thomas Peutz takes over as chief executive of the Tyneside Cinema from Mark Dobson, who will to take up the role of executive director at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.