Jane Beese is currently the Head of Music at the Manchester International Factory responsible for overseeing the music content in the biennial Festival and planning for the music programme for The Factory due to open in 2022.
She was previously Head of Music at the Roundhouse where she oversaw the choreography and the balance of the schedule for 100+ shows per year. She managed the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios project production team and curated new festivals.
Prior to that role, Jane was the Head of Contemporary Music at the Southbank Centre where she initially coordinated and later served as director of Meltdown Festivals alongside artistic curators including David Bowie, Patti Smith, Morrissey, and David Byrne.
Early in her career, Jane oversaw touring schedules for talent ranging from Radiohead to Suede and also tour managed the legendary New York Dolls. In 2009 she was nominated to the British Council's Cultural Leadership Programme and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the CPA and the Creative Advisory Board at Help Musicians UK.
A graduate of the London School of Economics in Government and History, she is committed to supporting the next generation of new artists in an ever-changing industry climate.