Artistic Director and Joint CEO
Abdul Shayek was previously the founding Artistic Director & CEO of Fio, an international theatre company based in Cardiff and the only Asian, Black and ethnically diverse-led theatre company in Wales.
He is a member of the British Council’s Arts and Creative Economy Advisory Group, Vice Chair of the National Alliance for Arts in the Criminal Justice System, as well as a trustee of mid-Wales dance company Impelo and No Fit State Circus.
Abdul was a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow (2013-14), during which he spent time at Film4 and M&C Saatchi. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of East London and has guest lectured at a host of other institutions.