St Ives Town Council are delighted to welcome Léon Phillips, as Interim Guildhall General Manager (Technical Lead)
The Interim General Manager will play a vital role in the Councils St Ives Town Deal Funded development project. Over the coming months Léon will be working closely with the Cultural Services Manager and wider project team, re-defining the operational systems, technical equipment and infrastructure, contributing to the construction project towards the successful re-opening 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 position of Product Manager for an audio console manufacturer (Allen & Heath Ltd), he helped deliver a successful range of digital solutions for the Installation, Live events, and Theatre markets, world-wide.
Prior to his relocation to Cornwall, Léon was Managing Director of an 800-capacity licenced premises (The Faversham Leeds Ltd); an iconic 26-room Victorian mansion with a vibrant entertainment schedule, 3 bars and a restaurant. More recently he brought his experience to a new role as Music Technician for Truro and Penwith Academy Trust serving three local Secondary schools.
“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.” Léon Phillips.