We are delighted to announce the newly appointed members of our UK Council.

September 17, 2021

We are delighted to announce the newly appointed members of our UK Council.

Our UK Council plays a vital role in determining and shaping our impact priorities, steering policy positions and sharing crucial insights from across industry and the UK. It champions the priorities of its membership in our mission to ensure the best possible conditions for the growth and success of the creative industries.

Our UK Council members cover each UK nation and region, a full spectrum of creative sub-sectors, businesses big and small, freelancers, practitioners and education providers. They listen and feed into to the concerns, opportunities and ideas of their creative communities, and share these priorities on behalf of their respective UK nations and regions.

 

MEET OUR UK COUNCIL

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Bernard P Achampong

Director - Development, Unedited and CEO, Ideas Genius Ltd.

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Nicholas Allott

Producer / Cultural Fellow, Cameron Mackintosh

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Deborah Annetts

CEO, Incorporated Society of Musicians

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Paul Appleby MBE

Advisor, Bristol Creative Industries & Director, VID Communications

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Syima Aslam

CEO, Bradford Literature Festival

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Yasin El Ashrafi BEM

CEO, HQ Recording

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Rachael Brown

CEO, Future Economy Company

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Helen Brunsdon              

Director, British Animation Awards

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Lisa Burdge

Co-Founder: Olympic Studios, The Cinema at Selfridges, The Cinema in the Arches/the Power Station, Empire Design Ltd.

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Louise Fedotov-Clements

Artistic Director, QUAD & Director, FORMAT International Photography Festival

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Tamily Cookson

Interim CEO, Creative Quarter Company Nottingham

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Helen Craddock

Communications Director, Ryder Architecture

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Sarah Dear

Managing Director, Born Ugly

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Marcus Davey

Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Roundhouse

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Nick Davies

MD, John Murray Press/Hachette UK

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Pardeep Duggal

Digital Transformation Leader

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Deborah Dawton

CEO, Design Business Association

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Penny Evans

Director of KWMC The Factory and founding member of Knowle West Media Centre

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Jim Farmery

Director of Development, Backstage Academy in Wakefield managing XPLOR

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Alison Grade

CEO Mission Accomplished and author The Freelance Bible.

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Gus Casely-Hayford

Director, V&A East

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Mark Hogarth

Creative Director, Harris Tweed

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Natalie Humphreys

MD, Storyboard Studios

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Kene Igweonu

Academic Dean, Middlesex University

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Emmie Kell

CEO, Cornwall Museums Partnership

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Noel Kelly FRSA
Chief Executive Officer / Director, Visual Artists Ireland

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Kanya King

Founder, MOBO

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Mark Lawler

CEO, Baltic Creative

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Shona McCarthy

CEO, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

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Patrick McCrae

CEO, Artiq

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James Morgan

HEART, Lincoln College & Founder, Event Tech Lab

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Andrew Ogun

Agent for Change, Arts Council Wales

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Jack Pepper

Young Member, Radio Presenter

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Martin Prendergast

Director of Development and Public Affairs, RADA

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Lara Ratnaraja

Director, Cultural Consultant

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Renay Richardson

Founder, Broccoli Content

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James Rider

Chief Commercial Officer, Pinewood

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Berwyn Rowlands

Iris Prize

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Caroline Rush CBE

CEO, British Fashion Council (BFC)

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Sophie Scott

Film & TV Communications Consultant

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Mark Senior

CEO, Dock 10

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Russ Shaw CBE

Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

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Giselle Stewart

Director, UK Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft

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Ammo Talwar

CEO, Punch Records

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Graeme Thompson

Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Sunderland

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Annabel Turpin

CEO & Artistic Director, ARC - Stockton Arts Centre

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Jo Twist

Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie, the trade body for UK games and interactive entertainment.

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Jo Verrent

Senior Producer, Unlimited

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Annie Warburton

CEO, Cockpit Arts

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Noshua Watson              

Founder, Interwoven Impact CIC      

 

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