Born in Australia, Andrew Comben began his UK career at Wigmore Hall in 1994, moving to artist manager for Young Concert Artists Trust and Music International. He then became Director of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, returning to Wigmore Hall as Head of Artistic Planning in 2003.
Andrew joined Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival as Chief Executive in 2008, establishing the Guest Director model for Brighton Festival (with artists such as Anish Kapoor, Laurie Anderson, Kate Tempest and David Shrigley) and has developed a vision for the organisation as a year-round centre of artistic activity and involving all areas of the community in the performing arts. BD&BF together reach an annual audience in excess of 650,000 and contribute over £40m pa to the local economy. The Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre are currently undergoing a £21m major redevelopment and are due to re-open in 2020.