The Really Useful Group, an established international entertainment company that produces and coordinates staging of the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, has announced a new Vice President for their Asia Pacific Region.
Kerry Comerford, who began her career as a receptionist and usher at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, will assume all responsibility for first class productions and licensing in the Australia and Pacific Rim countries.
Comerford joined The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific in 1995 as an Executive Producer and was appointed General Manager in 2001. She has overseen the presentation of the first Korean Language production of The Phantom of the Opera in South Korea and the first Chinese Language production of CATS.
“Kerry has been with our company for over 17 years and has proved herself to be an outstanding executive both in terms of her creativity, business acumen and people skills,” said Barney Wragg, Managing Director of the Really Useful Group.
Prior to her time with The Really Useful Group, Comerford worked for The State Theatre Company of South Australia, Administrator of Come Out Youth Arts Festivals 85 and 87; Executive Producer for Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Marketing Manager for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, General Manager of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Deck Theatre Company in WA, and Director of Tandanya, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. She was also a commissioner for the South Australian Tourism Board.
Since joining with Really Useful Company Asia Pacific as Executive Producer and General Manager, she has also overseen The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Beijing and Shanghai, the Australian production of The Graduate, and The Phantom of the Opera production in South Africa, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, Shanghai, Australia and New Zealand. She has been responsible for the presentation of numerous international productions in Lebanon, Qatar, Kuala Lumpur, Korea, Shanghai, Taiwan, Scandinavia, Athens, Thailand and China.