Unleashing Ideas: Innovation, Sustainability & Enterprise Growth

8 - 9 November 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa


Chief Executive Officer

Artscape Theatre Centre

South Africa


History has been made as Marlene le Roux takes on the challenging role of Chief Executive Officer of the Artscape Theatre Centre. She is the first woman and black person to fill this role since its inception in 1971. Hands-on, result-focused and a visionary leader with an extensive track record in Culture, the Performing Arts and Education, Marlene is focused and inspired to take Artscape to new heights in the coming year.


Joining Artscape fourteen years ago as Director of Audience Development and Education, and acting as CEO for the past year, Marlene has made a significant difference to the lives of thousands of people through Arts and Culture who have visited the Artscape Theatre Centre. At the same time she has empowered and supported disadvantaged groups in finding fulfilling careers.  Her outreach projects are legendary, taking complete productions to the rural areas and communities where education and workshops are included.


After matriculating at Bergrivier Secondary School, Marlene graduated with degrees and diplomas at University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape and University of Stellenbosch. Her dissertations included - Policy and Development, Education, Music, Management and Leadership.


Recognised globally Le Roux has been awarded by many countries for her significant projects where the arts have been used as a means for social cohesion and for promoting artists with disabilities.



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