New CLA Advisory Panel Members appointed

06 October 2021

The purpose of the Advisory Panel is to provide advice and sector insight to the CLA. The Panel is made up of representatives of both the cultural and education sectors, and other key stakeholders in the core work of the Alliance.

Many of you will have seen our invitation to apply to join the Cultural Learning Alliance Advisory Panel back in June. We are very pleased to announce the 24 new members listed below. These colleagues join our existing Advisory Panel of 51. With the addition of these new members approximately 50% of Advisory Panel members work across the cultural sector, 33% work in education and 15% in policy. 59% are based outside of London.

We will continue to focus on ensuring that the CLA Advisory Panel is representative of the lived experiences and heritage of the UK population, and are pleased to welcome more colleagues from the Global Majority in this round of Advisory Panel recruitment.

New Advisory Panel members:

Rebecca Barnett, Head of Music and Director of Creative & Performing Arts, Southend High School for Girls
Hugh Blackwood, Special Needs Teacher with responsibility for Drama & the Creative Arts, Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone
Carolyn Bradley, Head of Drama, Lead Practitioner & Freelance Education Consultant, St John Fisher Catholic High School, North Yorkshire
Lauren Christy, Assistant Principal & Programme Director, Centre of Screen Excellence, Elstree
Susan Coles, Arts, Creativity, Educational Consultant
Lucy Cuthbertson, Co-Director of Education, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Kate Fellows, Head of Learning & Access, Leeds Museums and Galleries
Montserrat Fuentes Romero, Director Culture, Xacara
Hannah Fumoleau, Interim Head of Young People's Programme, Sage Gateshead/ North Music Trust
Kristen Gallagher, Director of Revenue, Rose Theatre
Sophie Gregory, Dance Education Specialist
Peter Gregory, Principal Lecturer in Education (Creative Arts) part-time, Canterbury Christ Church University
Mimi Harmer, Director, The F-List for Music CIC
Damali Ibreck, arts education: research, curation & production
Anthony Jackson, Former National Schools Commissioner Visual Arts/Media with SSAT & visual arts education consultant
Sharondeep Jawanda, Community Engagement Lead, East End Women's Museum
Sharon Kanolik, Engagement Producer & Creative Learning Consultant
Catalina Marin, Director of Delivery, Activate Learning
Afidi Nomo, poet. musician, performance artist, teacher
Venda Louise Pollock, Dean of Culture & Creative Arts, Newcastle University
Dan Roberts, Headteacher, Devonport High School for Boys
Adam Tulloch, Founder & CEO, Total Insight Theatre
Erin Walcon, Co-Director, Doorstep Arts
Julie Ward, Freelance Consultant & Arts Lead for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (schools) Connections Project at Birmingham Education Partnership