Role at NAE
Real Creative Futures Programme Manager
PRINCE 2 project manager with 28 years’ experience in economic development working for many types of public sector organisation across the UK. Delivered a wide range of capital and revenue projects including business innovation centres, award winning town centre improvement scheme and organising the first Gravity Fields Festival, the Stamford Georgian Festival and the British Ceramics Biennial.
Writing lists / Managing projects / Supporting people to get the best out of them / Working in partnership
Most rewarding experience?
Seeing the world differently through my children’s experience
Which artwork/book/film would you most want to share?
Amélie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet for its quirkiness and I really adore Audrey Tautou or Untouchables by Oliver Nakache & Eric Toledano as it’s a heart-warming story with great performances and music
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Try to spend more time listening than talking
Who would you most like to invite to dinner? (living and past)
I’d go for a picnic by the sea along the north Norfolk coast with Don McCullin, Bill Brant, Lee Miller, Martin Parr, Hockney, Gerda Taro and Dorothea Lange for an interesting conversation around photography
Describe yourself in three words?
Quiet, calm, confident
Most treasured memory?
Seeing my children being born – although not sure my wife sees it in the same way.
What is your worst habit? (that you are prepared to share)
Who inspires you most?
Anyone who is passionate about what they do