Despina is the Executive Director at the Young Vic.
She is a theatre producer with experience across the subsidised and commercial sector and is currently Executive Director at the Young Vic Theatre.
She was previously Executive Director at Frantic Assembly and Executive Producer for Punchdrunk International. She has worked for organisations including the Almeida theatre, Ambassador Theatre Group and West End General Management company Mark Rubinstein Ltd where clients included National Theatre Productions (War Horse UK Tour, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Whilst at Mark Rubinstein Ltd, Despina also acted as Main House Producer at the Young Vic theatre between 2010 and 2012.
Despina is a Clore Leadership Programme Fellow (2012/2013) and received a Stage One Apprenticeship early in her career. She is a Board Member of UK charity Clean Break – a women’s theatre company working with women offenders and those at risk of offending, and is a trustee of medical-educational charity The Laura Case Trust.