Glyndebourne’s long-serving director of finance and resources, Sarah Hopwood, has been upgraded to managing director in an internal reshuffle following the mysterious departure of artistic director Sebastian Schwarz.
Gus Christie becomes executive chairman.
Hopwood has been at Gly for more than 15 years.
Among her Facebook friends, there are no artists.
Going up: this is Sarah’s Fb profile pic.
UPDATE: In a message to staff, Gus Christie says: ‘We have decided to appoint Managing Director and Artistic Director, both reporting to myself and the board…. Sarah Hopwood will be appointed Managing Director as of today.
Sarah has been with Glyndebourne for 20 years and has steered us through many challenges. It is largely through her foresight and tenacity that we remain financially independent…’