Hello! I’ve held senior roles in the cultural sector and local government in Scotland, the North East and East of England. The common denominator throughout my career has been a passion for creating transformational partnerships between the arts, education bodies and local communities. I instigated a partnership to locate the Royal Opera House production workshops in Thurrock as part of a new centre for education and vocational training in creative industries, led the development of the Arts Council’s first national apprenticeship programme to open up progression routes into the cultural sector. It was great to play a part in assisting Metal to set up in Southend and Peterborough and am delighted to be Chair! Having recently retired from my role as Director of Employment, Skills and Culture with the London Borough of Islington, I now thoroughly enjoy having more time to travel, sing, mentor, and support cultural and educational organisations as a trustee.
Our Board Andrea Stark – Chair (She/Her)