The new Southbank Centre director has

A new creative director was announced by London’s Southbank Centre – the UK’s biggest arts hub.

Madani Younis joins after Jude Kelly starting at the beginning of this year stepped down as artistic director after more than a decade of work.

He will work alongside director of music Gillian Moore CBE, and Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff.

The 36-year-old, who will assume his new role in January 2019, the Southbank Centre has confirmed.

Mr Younis said he was “excited” to join the centre.

He added: “I can’t wait to get Elaine Bedell, Ralph and Gillian to develop impact, forward-looking cross-art collaborations and, as part of a wider artistic team, bringing world-class art to the public, the old and the new.”

Mr Younis has previously worked at the Bush Theatre, in west London. and that they play a key role in the execution of 17 hectares of the arts space on the South shore, including auditorium, art galleries, and a library.

During his six years in the Bush, the Theatre has been credited with “tripled the audience capacity”.