I am a developer of strategy and enjoy building unlikely partnerships that make a difference to the quality of people’s lives and their communities. I have a particular curiosity in three things: Provincial towns and how they might evolve; how local communities and artists might better connect internationally; how we best champion and nurture popular, contemporary culture.

I have just taken on the position of Executive Director for the Island Collection, a new NPO based on the Isle of Wight, which is committed to encouraging shared ambition, new collaborations, developing a cultural strategy and supporting and nurturing artists and craft makers.  

I continue to chair of the extraordinary theatre company, WIldworks, based in Cornwall and co-Chair of Surrey Cultural Partnership. I was the Vice-Chair of the regional council for ACE, South East, the Chair of the Independent Theatre Council and of Crying Out Loud.