Rebecca Kane Burton, general manager and VP of The O2, is leaving the venue after four and a half years.
The venues veteran is joining Really Useful Theatres in September as managing director. The Andrew Lloyd Webber-owned theatre business operates the London Palladium, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Her Majesty’s, the Cambridge, the New London, the Cambridge, the Adelphi and the St. James,
Kane Burton previously spent eight years at English Heritage before becoming managing director of Alexandra Palace and subsequently VP & general manager of The O2. She has substantial experience in managing heritage venues on a commercial basis and building strategic business partnerships.
She said: “It has been a wonderful four and a half years at The O2 and I am hugely proud of what the team have achieved during my time as VP & general manager. The world’s number one music venue will always hold a fond place in my heart.
"I am thrilled about this appointment and cannot think of a better or more exciting time to join Really Useful Theatres. I have a real passion for theatre and historic buildings and I am fortunate that this role combines the best of both. Working across some of London’s most iconic and innovative theatres in the heart of the West End is a challenge that I am delighted to accept.”
Tom Miserendino, CEO and president of AEG Europe, commented: “After four and a half years as vice president/general manager of The O2, Rebecca Kane Burton has made the decision to leave the organisation. On behalf of AEG Europe, I wish to take this opportunity to thank Rebecca, who has been a valued member of our management team. Rebecca can be rightfully proud of the legacy she leaves and the excellent team in place at the venue. We wish her well for the exciting things she has planned next.“