Vivek Malhotra is appointed as new interim CEO of QUAD


10 September 2021

Vivek Malhotra is appointed as new interim CEO of QUAD

QUAD in Derby is delighted to announce that Vivek Malhotra is the new interim CEO from 13th September.

Mr Malhotra has been recruited following the secondment of Adam Buss to Bid Director for Derby City of Culture.

Vivek Malhotra comes with a wealth of experience gained in over three decades of senior leadership roles in the arts and cultural sector which includes capital developments. In recent years (the 2000s), he has worked at the Hampshire Cultural Trust and New Art Exchange in Nottingham; and led capital projects at the National Army Museum, Black Cultural Archives, Nottingham Contemporary, and the Grove Theatre in South Bedfordshire.  

Vivek commented “This is an exciting time for QUAD and I am looking forward to leading the team during a period of change and continuing the excellent work of the organisation”

Brian Walsh OBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees said “I am pleased to welcome Vivek Malhotra as the interim CEO to QUAD from 13 September 2021 for a six-month period while Adam Buss, our permanent CEO, will be seconded to Derby City Council to lead on the City of Culture bid. Vivek joins QUAD with a wealth of experience across the arts, film and performance sectors and we all welcome him and wish him the very best in this position.”

Adam Buss, Director of City of Culture Bid said “City of Culture 2025 is a huge opportunity for Derby and as part of that for QUAD, as a leading cultural organisation in the city. A central theme of Derby’s bid for City of Culture is ‘Building from within’ which is a recognition that Derby is brimming with talent, and we want to support and develop that to create a strong legacy for the future. QUAD has always led the way through its exploration of contemporary art, independent film and digital media and all of those elements will have to be key components of a successful, diverse and inclusive city of culture programme.

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QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD Opened to the public on 26th September 2008. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened and is now internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts.

QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises Derby Film Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival and Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England.  QUAD is open daily from 10am for more information visit:  For further information on this event contact QUAD’s Marketing and Audience Development Manager Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 / 07791441941

QUAD is a registered charity.