I have spent the past 30 years leading and shaping creative organisations to deliver missions that meet the needs of all the people of the communities they serve. I have developed strategies, policies and actions to encourage the special and ordinary place of the arts in our lives. As story tellers, potters, knitters, poets and jam makers.

I want to ensure that arts practice in England remain a positive force, that renewal and experiment is not the sole preserve of the cities or the young and that the easy characterisation of the provinces as backward, nostalgic, comfortable places is firmly rebutted. I continue to use the opportunities that come, to make a little more sense of the world for others.

The performance work I make is created for spaces other than theatres, concerns the everyday and plays with the relationship between actor and audience.