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2nd March, 2022

Mark Hunter is Appointed Vice-Principal (Curriculum and Students) of Central


The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Hunter as Vice-Principal (Curriculum and Students). 

Mark will join Central in April and will have specific leadership responsibility for learning, teaching and the student experience including curriculum development. 

Mark joins Central from Middlesex University, where he has served since 2016 as Deputy Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries.  Prior to his position at Middlesex University, he held senior roles as the Head of Education at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, as well as the Director of Performing Arts and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Community Arts Practice at the University of East London

Mark is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and joins Central with over 20 years’ experience of working with the performing arts in Further and Higher Education, and in leading inclusive curriculum design and innovation.  Mark is passionate about inclusion and has developed industry and sector partnerships and projects with Adobe, Canon, JISC and the BFI amongst others, harnessing new technologies to make the creative industries more accessible for all. 

Of his appointment, Mark Hunter says: 

It is an honour to have been appointed as Vice-Principal (Curriculum and Students).  I’m thrilled to be joining Central at this dynamic and exciting time and I look forward to working with brilliant colleagues and students to continue Central’s renewal and development.  Together we will create a radical and inclusive vision for education and training in the arts, nurturing each other and our communities.

Central looks forward to welcoming Mark in April as it embarks upon the implementation of key elements of its new Strategic Plan

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