In June of 2015, the Board of Directors at Birmingham Royal Ballet appointed Jan Teo as its new Chief Executive. She has served as a member of the Birmingham Royal Ballet Board for the past two years and has long experience in corporate management and the arts.
A strong and active supporter of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Jan joined its board in 2013, and the Company’s Finance and General Purposes Committee in 2014. She is also a Director of the Birmingham Museums Trust, where she chairs the Finance and Operations Committee. She has played an important part in the annual Deutsche Bank Creative Awards, and the Women in European Business diversity group. At the invitation of Sir Albert Bore, Jan led a workshop at the 2012 Cultural Summit, and also sits on a steering group of Birmingham’s Creative Partnership Board looking at alternative funding models for arts and creative businesses.
Previously, she served Deutsche Bank as a Director, heading up the Change and Infrastructure Group in Birmingham. Having played a leading role in the exponential growth of the business, Jan became Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank’s European Service Centres in early 2011. Jan draws on extensive commercial experience of planning and executing strategy having been formally a senior leader at Legal and General, Barclays Bank, RAC Motoring Services, Lex Transfleet and the Fraikin Group, working in Service and Business Transformation Director roles.