RIAC match: Meryn Pillay & Icon Theatre - February 2024

RIAC match: Meryn Pillay & Icon Theatre - February 2024

RIAC has matched marketing executive Meryn Pillay, with Icon Theatre whose board she joined last month. Icon is an award-winning theatre and participatory arts charity whose activities include outdoor and promenade theatre productions; an award-winning young people’s programme; and participatory theatre in schools, drop-in centres and criminal justice settings.

Meryn has 22 years experience as a global marketing leader, and is inspired by the power of the arts to educate and unite communities and cultures. She says: “I’m excited to join Icon and be part of an organisation that exists to nurture young people from all backgrounds to experience the power of performance and the magic of what art and culture brings to our world. Icon is an innovative organisation that cultivates this transformative power in future generations so they can both contribute to, and benefit from, these skills and experiences. I’m grateful to RIAC for making this match and their ongoing support and mentorship to help me contribute the most I can.”

Daniel King, Executive Director of Icon said: “We are delighted to welcome Meryn to Icon’s Board. Meryn has exceptional marketing and communications skills from areas of corporate business which will help support our growth into the future. Meryn and I will be working together on developing corporate sponsorship and funding, something that is new for Icon. I would like to take this opportunity to thank RIAC, who have spent considerable time listening to the needs and ambitions of the company and expertly matching us. I would recommend RIAC to all arts and culture charities – the service and support is invaluable”.