Ekow Eshun Announces Plan to Step Down as Executive Director of ICA in March 2011


LONDON.- As part of a planned timetable of events to set in place the next phase of organisational development for the ICA, Ekow Eshun today announced he will be leaving the ICA in March 2011 after 5 years as Artistic Director, and more recently, Executive Director. The announcement comes at the end of a thorough organisational review, led by Eshun, which has now placed the institute in a much strengthened position following a period of considerable financial pressure. With a strong autumn programme in place and a new five-year business plan delivered, Eshun feels it is the right time to announce his intention to move on. During his tenure, Eshun steered the ICA through a period of significant growth which audience numbers rise 38% from 350,000 to 470,000 (2005-10). He established an innovative education programme and directed a redevelopment of its digital strategy that produced a new-look website and grew online visitors by ov