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Ruth Mackenzie


Ruth Mackenzie CBE is Artistic Director Designate of Holland Festival and Interim Launch Director for the next phase of The Space, the online digital arts project created jointly by Arts Council England and the BBC.

Ruth was formerly the Director of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, following a spell as an expert adviser on broadcasting and cultural policy for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. She was seconded to the Department by the Manchester International Festival where she was appointed the first General Director in 2006.

Ruth was awarded a CBE for her services to the Olympics & Paralympics in 2012 and an OBE for her services to theatre in 1995.

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