A passionate artist eager to build deep-rooted relationships and support effective change in the arts, heritage and culture space.

Rebekah Abbott
Head of Arts, Heritage and Culture

e. rebekah@peridotpartners.co.uk
m. 07538 270749

I’m one of those people who love nothing more than to be busy and multitask. I run, swim, power lift and am a mum of four (!) girls. Life is happily balanced in supporting their various hobbies as well as my own. I love nothing more than cooking and entertaining with my partner, Charlie; life is too short not to enjoy life to its fullest with good food, laughter and conversation.

Having spent 20 years as a musician and leader of high-performing teams in Military Music and Education, I’m excited about the prospect of combining my passions in a new chapter at Peridot. Fortunate to have set up my own not for profit 12 years ago, I bring a high degree of insight into the sector and am highly motivated to support our clients find the best leaders, as they continue to shape the role of arts and culture in society and its positive impact.

As the Head of Arts, Heritage and Culture Appointments, I lead executive recruitment in the arts and culture sector, supporting our clients across the full breadth of the sector including museums, galleries, visitor attractions, heritage organisations, theatres as well as organisations in the creative industries, on a local, regional and national scale.

Outside of work, I run my own not for profit, Luminosa Music, based in North Hampshire, alongside a team that supports over 200 volunteers and musicians on their journey, challenging the status quo and maintaining an aspirational vision for the future.

Music, culture, the arts and the third sector are in my blood; I am passionate about continuing the excellent work already achieved at Peridot, to grow the arts and culture space and supporting clients on their journey. I look forward to building meaningful and deep-rooted relationships within the sector, adding value and effecting change.

Rebekah's selected track record

Association of Cultural Enterprises | CEO

Beamish Museum | COO & Director of People and Culture

Chatham Maritime Trust | CEO

Citizen’s Theatre | Chair

Koestler Arts | CEO

Northern Stage | Chair

RAF Museum | Trustees

I felt very supported throughout my experience with Peridot. Philippa and Rebekah checked in with me regularly, gave me timely and helpful feedback that was both constructive and relevant and ensured that I always knew how to get in contact if I needed to.

Placed candidate for a heritage charity

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