Alistair Spalding is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells. Alistair's first job in arts management was at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley, where he was a programmer from 1988-1994. Over six years between 1994 and 2000, Alistair was the Head of Dance and Performance at the Southbank Centre in London. Alistair was also appointed as a national member of the Arts Council of England Board in January 2009. He was awarded Le Chevalier des Artes et Lettres by the French Embassy in October 2005 and in June 2012 he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday honours list, for services to dance.