A trustee at Hall for Cornwall (HfC) has been identified as one of the country’s 100 most powerful women.
Rosemary Squire was placed 16th in the Power List 2013, which was published yesterday on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme.
The Queen was ranked as Britain’s most powerful woman, ahead of Home Secretary, Theresa May MP.
HfC’s director, Julien Boast, said: “This is not only a wonderful recognition for Rosemary and all that she does but it also shows the importance of theatre.
“To be placed so highly in the rankings with royalty, Government ministers and bankers, puts theatre at the heart of our culture and proves that it is genuinely valued in the UK today.”
Along with Howard Panter, Squire founded the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd in 1992 and in 2005 was elected president of the Society of London Theatre, only the second female president in the organisation’s 100 year history.
Sue Wolstenholme, chair of the HfC board, added: “We are so lucky to have Rosemary’s knowledge and guidance on our board and she never makes us feel like she’s wielding power but rather that she is a part of our team.”