A new man has been appointed to manage ACS Cobham's 509-seat arts centre, which opened last September.

John Baddeley, a theatre technician, brings experience and knowledge which will give students and staff the opportunity to get the most out of the performing arts centre.

Mr Baddeley said: "It's a privilege to be managing the day-to-day technical operations at this fantastic new facility. I'm really looking forward to building up a strong student technician team and supporting their development as they use the new equipment and systems to enhance performances."