Introducing Carl Wheatley, NAPA’s new CEO

We are excited to announce the appointment of Carl Wheatley as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Following a lengthy recruitment process Carl joins NAPA from the BBC where he has been a familiar voice on Radio Humberside for the past 25 years.

Carl brings to the charity his many years of leadership experience and professional training in Theatre Stage Management and broadcast media.

The current CEO Barbara Dawson (Carl’s mum) has been at the helm for 15 years and has decided to scale down her working life but will still be involved in the day to day running of NAPA.

Paying tribute to his predecessor Carl said “NAPA is an incredible place where young people have the chance to shine. Everyone remembers a great NAPA performance, but the real hard work goes on behind the scenes. Barbara has built the academy into what it is today through hard work, passion and determination.”

Commenting on Carl’s appointment, Barbara Dawson said “Carl’s considerable experience as a leader and his infectious enthusiasm for NAPA’s work is exactly what is needed to take NAPA to the next level.”

I’ve been privileged to be surrounded by an amazing team at NAPA and they are excited to start working with Carl to realise his vision for the future of the charity.”

Carl will take up the post on 27th August.

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