Sir Damon Buffini, Chair of the Board of the National Theatre, announced today that Farrah Storr is to join the NT Board.
Farrah Storr is an award winning Editor-in-Chief of fashion, style and luxury brand ELLE UK. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, which led the magazine to become the best-selling young women’s title in the UK. Prior to Cosmopolitan, Farrah was the launch Editor of Women’s Health, where under her leadership it became the most successful women’s magazine launch of the decade. Farrah is a board member for the UK Government’s Social Mobility Commission and is the author of The Discomfort Zone which looks at how challenge and change can unlock creativity and human potential.
Speaking about Farrah’s appointment Damon said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Farrah to the National Theatre Board. As a journalist and writer, she is an incredibly creative individual who understands the importance of compelling storytelling. The experience she has gained through her work in social mobility will be hugely valuable to the NT as we continue our mission to create work with and for communities from all backgrounds, right across the UK. As the NT continues to expand and develop its digital output Farrah’s insight in how to reach and engage new audiences will also be extremely helpful. I’m excited to welcome her as part of the team.”
Farrah Storr added: ‘The National Theatre has always celebrated the very best of British creative talent and I’m therefore delighted to be joining the board at this exciting and crucial time. I hope that my background as a journalist, editor and social mobility commissioner will help further support the incredible job the National does.’
Farrah Storr is a multi-award-winning editor and journalist. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK, as well as having formerly edited Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health magazine, which she launched in 2012. Most recently, Farrah was cited as one of the UK’s most influential Asians in the GG2 Power List, as well as one of Walpole Luxury’s 50 most influential people in British luxury. She is also cited as one of the only 36 BAME people on the Guardian’s list of the 1,000 most powerful people in Britain. She is the author of The Discomfort Zone (Piatkus) and a member of the Social Mobility Commission.
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