Aldeburgh Music appoints Kate Morgan as retail director at Snape Maltings

Kate Morgan who has been appointed by Aldeburgh Music as retail director, following its acquisition

Kate Morgan who has been appointed by Aldeburgh Music as retail director, following its acquisition of the Snape Maltings site. - Credit: Archant

Aldeburgh Music has named Kate Morgan as retail director for Snape Maltings.

The appointment comes four months after Aldeburgh Music, whose concert hall forms the centrepiece of the complex, acquired the whole Snape Maltings site from the Gooderham family.

Besides the concert venue the site also features a mix of independent shops, galleries and cafés and, with the property now unified under one ownership, Ms Morgan will run the retail operation, effectively taking over the role previously fulfilled by Alesha Gooderham.

Mr Morgan, who is due to take up her new appointment on November 2, is currently senior regional manager at fashion retailer Hobbs for East Anglia, Kent and Outer London.

She was previously general manager of the House of Fraser department store in Norwich and before that held a consultancy role at Elvi. She began her career at Debenhams and then held a range of management roles within the Arcadia group before becoming head of retail at Kew 159, part of Jigsaw.

Harry Young, general manager of Aldeburgh Music, said: “We are very much looking forward to Kate joining us in November to lead our talented retail team.

“Kate’s experience and leadership qualities will help us grow the business so successfully created by the Gooderhams, and help us make Snape Maltings an even more popular destination.”

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Ms Morgan added: I am delighted to be joining the team at Aldeburgh Music at this exciting time for the business.

“Snape Maltings is a unique proposition with great heritage and charm. I look forward to working with the team to shape its future.”