We are delighted to be supported by our fantastic board of trustees
Stuart is a retired youth worker, teacher and trainer with several decades of experience, mostly in the public sector. Specialising in workforce training in youth work and health behaviour change, he has written and delivered bespoke and accredited courses at FE and HE level, including work at three universities. He is now an active volunteer within Culture Shift's Arts Connect programme and is the current Chair of our board.
Andy is Executive Principal and Deputy CEO of Chichester College Group in West Sussex. He began his career in retail management, but then retrained as a teacher and his career in Further Education now spans over 24 years. Andy has overall responsibility for Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Quality across the College Group and was a nominee in March 2020 when Chichester College Group achieved Ofsted Outstanding in all aspects for all four colleges. He was also the joint owner and Chief Executive of Brighton Film School.
Jane is an event director with over 15 years’ experience producing and delivering commercial events across the cultural and creative spectrum. She is currently director of award winning event agency Superglue Ltd (). She also works with a range of organisations as a freelance consultant helping them to develop their commercial and cultural event programmes with clients including Coca Cola, 02 and Royal Opera House.
Lorna is an arts and learning producer, currently a Relationship Manager for Arts Council England, managing funding relationships and strategy development for engaging children and young people in arts and cultural learning. She is also an associate with Unthinkable Digital (), helping to shape digital strategy and create digital experiences for clients including BBC Learning, National Portrait Gallery, Southbank Centre and others.
Linda is Head of Partnership at Eastbourne College where she also teaches Drama and leads the Dance and Arts Award programme. She is the Chair of the Eastbourne Schools Partnership. She was arts manager for Waverley Borough Council from 1997- 2005 and the co-ordinator of Arts Partnership Surrey. Linda is a Gold Arts Award assessor, a trustee of Lewes Live Literature, a Director of the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and a governor of Alfriston School.
A graduate of the University of East Anglia, Barbara served for 3 years in Fiji as a VSO volunteer returning to a job in the music industry in the 1980s. After a role at Sainsbury a temporary job at Eastbourne Borough Council came along. 18 years later, after this career in Housing & Council Tax Benefit and the Policy Team where she was coordinator for the Eastbourne Strategic Partnership, author of a number of Community Strategies and a member of a national partnership advisory group, Barbara joined Public Health East Sussex as Partnership Specialist. Achieving a Diploma in Public Health at the age of 60, Barbara's experience includes making connections and forming partnerships across East Sussex, commissioning projects and local authority finance and process. Now retired, Barbara enjoys birdwatching, walking and being with her new grandson!