We take direction and inspiration from a group of experienced and talented cultural champions.
Culture24’s reputation and network is very strong in the digital, technology and media sectors, as is our diverse board of 8 trustees. Many have direct links into many of the top companies within these rapidly growing industries, as well as in-depth financial, business and cultural sector experience.
Anna Rafferty (Chair) is Global Director: Digital Marketing for BBC Studios. Until 2016 she was Director of Product, Creative & Content at J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore and prior to that ran digital marketing, publishing and innovation at Penguin Books. Anna is on BAFTA’s Children’s Committee and Young Games Designer steering group and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Hasan Bakhshi is Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics at NESTA, where he leads creative industries, digital policy and research. Prior to NESTA, he worked as Executive Director and Senior International Economist at Lehman Brothers, as Deputy Chief Economist at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and 8 years’ as an economist at the Bank of England.
Lianre Robinson is Client Services Director at LADbible Group, which using all major platforms, has rapidly risen to become one of the most prominent social video publishers. She is also a mentor on the SheSays mentoring programme Who’s Your Momma. Lianre was previously a director at Livity, a youth-led creative network specialising in involving the target audience in campaign, content and creative development.
Catherine Flynn is Global Head of Marketing for ‘Workplace by Facebook’, which helps to change the way companies communicate and collaborate. Catherine began as Facebook’s manager of Global Marketing Solutions in January 2012, helping key advertisers, media and creative agencies to drive business results on Facebook and Instagram.
Owen Valentine Pringle is a senior digital strategist with 20+ years experience and having been the functional lead for digital at ITN, Sky, Southbank Centre and Amnesty International. He serves on advisory panels for Business in the Community and the events arm of Daily Mail & General Trust, is a Faculty Member of the V&A’s Innovative Leadership Programme and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Eddie Berg is Chief Executive of Rich Mix, east London’s independent arts centre. From 2005 -2014 he was Director of BFI Southbank and Director of Partnerships. He is the Founder and former Director of Liverpool’s £11m FACT Centre. He was on the curatorial team for the 2002 Liverpool Biennial; a judge for the 2004 Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists.
Rob Yates has worked in fundraising for more than 15 years. He has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Royal Pavilion & Museums in Brighton, where he helped establish a successful fundraising programme. He is a Development Manager at University of Sussex.
Andrew Dewdney is a research professor, PhD supervisor and lecturer working within the Centre for Media and Culture Research at London South Bank University. He is Chair of the Board for both DA2, (Digital Arts Development Agency) and Southwark Theatres Education Project. He is a member of the South Bank Cultural Quarters Directors’ Group.