Paul Connolly, Ellen Young and Robin Auld
UK - Following the establishment of offices in Hong Kong and, more recently, Sydney, theatre consultancy practice, Theatreplan continues to expand and develop operations with the addition of new team members and the launch of a new website.

Practice manager Paul Connolly has moved from his post in London to manage the Hong Kong office, where he will be working alongside, Robin Auld, and new project liaison officer, Ellen Young. Paul will take responsibility for business development and marketing initiatives and will support Robin on the West Kowloon Cultural District and other projects.

"It's an exciting time for Theatreplan Hong Kong," said Paul. "We are working on two prestigious building projects, have moved into a new office in east Kowloon, and are currently speaking with a number of local architects about new project opportunities. We're also delighted to welcome Ellen Young on board. In addition to her strong musical background and administrative capabilities, Ellen (who was born in Taiwan) is a bilingual English and Mandarin speaker with extensive experience of Chinese culture. She will be an extremely valuable asset to the team in Hong Kong."

Meanwhile the Sydney office, which opened in December 2014, also has a new team member. Bosco Tan has joined founder director of Theatreplan Pty Limited, Brad Maiden. Bosco has spent the last 10 years working on the design, implementation and management of major technology projects in the cultural, government and commercial sectors and joins Theatreplan from Rutledge AV, one of Australia's most prestigious and respected technology integration companies.

Maiden, who came to Theatreplan from his role as technology projects manager at the Sydney Opera House, comments, "It's an honour and a privilege to be working with Theatreplan. "I've always enjoyed their innovation, focus on real-client collaboration and commitment to excellence in all areas of theatre technology design and auditorium planning. I am also excited to welcome Bosco Tan (director) to the Theatreplan Australia team. Bosco and I have previously designed and delivered several major projects together and are looking forward to continuing our excellent collaboration under the Theatreplan Australia banner and supporting the Hong Kong team."

Back in London, the team has also been reinforced with the appointment of CAD technician, Miguel Baztan who will be working alongside BIM (Building Information Modeling) manager, Marian Mihaescu, himself a fairly recent appointment having joined the practice in September 2014.

To reflect the company's recent growth and expansion into new territories, Theatreplan has also launched a new website (

(Jim Evans)

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