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National Theatre's first chief executive quits citing problems with leadership structure

17 Apr 2015 | Governance | Emily Corfe

The National Theatre's first chief executive, Tessa Ross, has resigned after five months at the organisation, but will continue to work with the charity as a consultant.

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