Clayde Menso

Member since 1 February 2018
End of term 1 February 2026

Clayde Menso (1976) has accumulated vast experience in the Amsterdam and national cultural sector. As director of Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA), together with Ivo van Hove, he directs one of the Netherlands' leading theatre companies. At ITA, his responsibilities include programming of own ensemble performances, guest programming and perspective programmes of ITA Academy, internationalisation, talent development and education.

Before ITA, he was managing director of Amerpodia B.V., where he was in charge of the leading cultural debate centres and theatres De Rode Hoed, Felix Meritis, De Nieuwe Liefde and the Compagnietheater. Before that, he was, among other things, director of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and programme manager for Culture at the DOEN Foundation. Clayde Menso has a background in Cultural Social Education and Business Administration.

Current additional functions

  • member of the Supervisory Board of AVROTROS
  • vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • member of the Academy de Gouden Ganzenveer