St Ives Town Council have welcome Léon Phillips as interim Guildhall general manager (technical lead). He will play a vital role in the Town Deal-funded development project.
Over the coming months, Léon will be working closely with the cultural services manager and wider project team, redefining the operational systems, technical equipment, and infrastructure, contributing to the construction project towards the successful reopening of the Guildhall venue in spring 2025.
Léon brings with him a wealth of experience, with an extensive sound engineering and music background which includes production management of events and tours, from clubs to stadiums.
Moving to St Ives in 2001 to take up the position of product manager for audio console manufacturer Allen & Heath, he helped deliver a successful range of digital solutions for the installation, live events, and theatre markets worldwide.
Prior to his relocation to Cornwall, Léon was managing director of an 800-capacity licensed premises. More recently, he brought his experience to a new role as music technician for Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, serving three local secondary schools.
He said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of delivering a refurbished concert hall venue complex
for the people of St Ives, which will not only enable the town to host a world-class programme of
events, but provide employment and training opportunities in conjunction with local businesses and educational faculties.”