I am a Policy Adviser for the Specialist Institution Forum members and Lead for Conservatoires UK.
I have worked in the UK and international arts sector for over 25 years supporting artists and arts organisations to develop and strengthen their opportunities and growth. I originally trained as a Sound Designer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before moving into producing and programming after completing an MA in Arts Policy & Management at Birkbeck. My previous role before joining UUK was as Head of Partnerships & Programmes for the British Council's sub Saharan Africa Arts Group.
My colleagues at UUK are really friendly and approachable. They all seem to have strong work ethics and a desire to support the HE sector as best they can.