The Independent‘s Arifa Akbar reports on the departure of the London ICA’s Executive Director, Ekow Eshun. The ICA has struggled to reduce its costs ever since the financial crisis hit two years ago:
Eshun, who came to the ICA in 2005, will leave the London gallery in March 2011, after which he plans to write a book. As well as serving as the gallery’s artistic director, he had more recently been appointed its executive director.
Last night, an ICA spokeswoman said Mr Eshun had not been pushed to resign, in spite of reports that his position had caused managerial friction in recent times. His departure comes only five months after a bitter staffing crisis, when employees took a confidence vote in its director.