Khadeen O’Donnell

Head of Corporate & Strategic Partnerships, English National Ballet.
United Kingdom
As Head of Corporate & Strategic Partnerships at English National Ballet and previously Head of Corporate Development & Enterprise at the Southbank Centre, Khadeen O’Donnell is one of London’s leading professionals working in sponsorship and brand activation for the arts. It also gives her a massive sense of pride to be able to support two lifelong passions through her work: dance and the arts.

On moving to London thirteen years ago, Khadeen initially worked in media intelligence partnerships where she successfully signed up clients like Diageo, Unilever, Amazon, Cadbury and ASOS.

Determined to pursue an ambition to fuse her love for business and the creative sector, Khadeen was able to transition from working for NASDAQ into the arts by accepting a role at the Southbank Centre, where she was promoted to head of department.

Khadeen has worked with clients as diverse as Heineken, Adidas and BMW and MasterCard, and is now working with clients at English National Ballet such as NatWest, Chanel, Cunard and Laurent Perrier.

In her spare time, Khadeen recently completed an MSc in CSR & Sustainability at London Metropolitan University for which she received a Distinction and is also on the board of b.supreme, a Brixton based dance company which celebrates women’s achievements in hip-hop dance.

10:00 — 11:30