I am a developer of strategy, builder of partnerships, and influencer of policies designed to make a difference to the quality of people’s lives and their communities. I am also a director and producer of new theatre, predominantly in new spaces for new audiences.

For the past 30 years I have led a series of creative organisations who share a concern for the special and ordinary place of the arts in people’s lives.  I have a particular curiosity in towns and how they evolve, in the ways in which to better connect communities internationally and in encouraging popular, contemporary culture.  

I am the co-Chair of Surrey Cultural Partnership and Wildworks, based in Cornwall. 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.