Hedge-funder Rick Haythornthwaite is to be replaced as chair of London’s South Bank Board by Susan Gilchrist, a former journalist turned CEO of the PR group Brunswick.
After seven years of Rick, bogged down in a redevelopment scheme no outsider wanted, the place desperately needs an uplift.
And not just at board level. An executive shuffle is overdue.
The South Bank has lost its buzz. It will take more than PR sparkle to fix it.