Joanna Baker has worked in festivals for much of her career, recently stepping down as the Managing Director of the Edinburgh International Festival after 12 years in the role. Originally from Cornwall, Joanna’s first job was in the box office at the National Theatre in London. She was a marketing and public affairs specialist before moving into general management, working for Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and for Welsh National Opera.  She is currently the Chair of NYCoS (National Youth Choir of Scotland) and a Trustee of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation.