Alex Beard joined the Royal Opera House as Chief Executive in September 2013.
Alex has been Deputy Director at Tate since 2002 having started there as Finance Director in 1994. At Tate, Alex has had particular responsibility for the business activities, resource management and audience development initiatives, as well as leading on their capital programme and government relations. Previously he was at the Arts Council for seven years.
Alex was a trustee of Glyndebourne Productions Ltd for five years and currently holds a non-executive role with the WWI Centenary Board. He is also on the DCMS Philanthropy Programme Management Board.