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April 29, 2010 3:00 am
John Makinson, chief executive of Penguin, the publishing company, was appointed yesterday as chairman of the Royal National Theatre. He will succeed Sir Hayden Phillips in November. Nicholas Hytner, director of the National, said: "I couldn't be more delighted that the board has appointed John Makinson as the new chairman."
Mr Makinson, a former Financial Times journalist, has been the chief executive and chairman of Penguin since 2002. "The National Theatre is admired for the outstanding quality of its work by theatre-lovers all over the world. Its creative reputation has never been higher," he said. Penguin is owned by Pearson, which also owns the FT.
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