Lisa Burger

Lisa Burger head and shoulders

Lisa Burger CBE is one of the most respected strategic leaders in the arts. Until spring 2022 she was Joint Chief Executive and Executive Director of the UK’s National Theatre, where the key achievements of her career included the development and launch of NT Live to
broadcast work from leading UK theatres into cinemas around the world.

During the Covid pandemic, she created NT at Home, a free on-line product which reached a worldwide audience of 10m, and
has now developed into a commercial subscriber service.  In the course of the pandemic, she was instrumental in helping develop the UK government’s support package for the arts.

Lisa co-founded Renew Culture and the Theatre Green Book in 2020. With unparalleled experience of theatre, both in the UK and internationally, she has specialised in resilience, commercial strength and sustainable growth. She is a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces and of the Royal Opera House and has previously Chaired the Lyric Hammersmith.

Lisa’s work in theatre has been recognised with a special Olivier award, a CBE and an Honorary Doctorate.