Earlier this summer the managing director of the Seal Center, Unnur Valborg Hilmarsdóttir, gave in her notice. Sigurður Líndal Þórisson has now been hired for the job as of October 1st. Unnur will be acting as the managing director until then.
Sigurður is from Lækjamót in Víðidalur but has been living in London for 20 years. For the past 4 years he has been in a managerial position at Expedia, world largest travel company. Amongst other things Sigurður was responsible for completing a complex project executed in over 20 languages, in 3 continents and costing over a billion Icelandic krona’s.
Sigurður has an acting degree from Arts Educational London School of Drama; M.A. degree in art strategy and management from Birkbeck College, University of London; and a teaching license from Strode’s College.
Sigurður has directed over 50 plays og taught at some of the most prestige acting schools in the UK for more than a decade as well as being an assistant theater manager at the Tabart theater in London for the past three years.
Sigurður is married to Greta Clough, puppet artist and actor from Vermont U.S. They have a one year old daughter, Elín Rannveig Líndal.
The board of the Seal Center welcomes Sigurður to the Seal Center. The board also wants to thank Unnur Valborg for her contribution to the Seal Center for the past two years as well as wishing her well in her upcoming projects.