Rowan Rutter is Executive Director of HighTide where she was previously a consultant and maternity cover Executive Producer. Prior to this, she was a Consultant Executive Producer for Avant Garde Dance and Clean Break Theatre and Senior Producer at Hull Truck Theatre for Hull 2017 City of Culture. Rowan has produced fifteen years experience producing and touring new work for organisations including Leeds Playhouse, Cardboard Citizens, Northern Stage and Liverpool Everyman Playhouse. She has extensive experience working for festivals and events and in 2017 she was responsible for the UK-international tour of Market Theatre Johannesburg’s The Suitcase in association with Hull 2017. She is a Trustee of Lab Collective.