The trustees of Shakespeare's Globe have appointed executive search firm JCA Group to assist them in appointing a new chief executive officer.
The current chief executive, Peter Kyle, has announced his intention to retire from the role in November 2010.
"Peter has been an outstandingly successful chief executive over the past twelve years," says Roger Parry, chairman of The Shakespeare's Globe Trust.
"Under his leadership the Globe has enjoyed considerable artistic and financial success. The board is sorry to see him retire but we all understand his reasons and recognise that twelve years is a very long time in any chief executive role.”
In 2005 Peter Kyle was made an honorary fellow of London South Bank University in recognition of his work at the Bankside replica playhouse.
Peter Kyle said: "It has been a tremendous privilege to head up Shakespeare's Globe during its formative period. This remarkable organisation is now well established and has just completed its most successful year ever.
"With a strongly committed senior management team and trustee body, it is now poised to take full advantage of wider opportunities."