Leadership change at WAAPA

UK academic David Shirley has been appointed as incoming Executive Dean of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) when the current longstanding Dean Professor Julie Warn AM retires in early 2019.

Mr Shirley is currently the Director of the Manchester School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). He is a director and trained actor, and has previously held the role of Head of Drama at MMU and the Head of the School of Theatre at Rose Bruford College.

He is due to take the WAAPA hot seat in April.