John Kieffer (Chair)
John has worked for over 25 years in creative industries development, cultural policy development, arts funding, creative programming, arts management, and the music industry. He's held senior positions with the British Council, London Docklands, London Arts, and Arts Foundation. With John Holden, John Newbigin and Shelagh Wright he co-edited After The Crunch in 2009 and Creativity Money Love: Learning for the 21st Century in 2011. He works as a consultant, policy adviser and producer, and is a mentor to creative businesses and arts producers. He was a Trustee of Artangel, Artsadmin and the BBC Performing Arts Fund.
Nicola Baboneau (Vice Chair)
Nicola Baboneau Community and Partnerships in the Learning Trust, Hackney and sits on Team Hackney's Safer Cleaner subgroup on Anti-Social Behaviour. She was a head teacher in Hackney for ten years and worked for three years across education, health, social services and the voluntary sector, with lead responsibility for Hackney's Children's Services Plan. Her current remit is wide and includes working in partnership on a number of government programmes such as Connexions, Healthy Schools, Safer Schools Partnerships and Teenage Pregnancy. She has been Chair of Hackney and the City's Teenage Pregnancy Partnership since 2001. In November 2007 she was appointed to join the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group. Nicola has been involved in Creative Partnerships since 2001 and was chair of the London East and South Partnership Board for 3 years.
Lucinda Derry (Treasurer)
Lucinda is currently heading the finance function at the Design Museum and involved in their relocation project to Kensington. Before this she worked with the Whitechapel Gallery as interim Managing Director and also as a financial advisor to the Cultural Olympiad at LOCOG. She was the Director of Finance & Business Support for Arts Council England, London and Head of Finance for the Creative Partnerships scheme for 5 years. She started her career as a risk management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lucinda has experience in operational and financial management including overseeing finance, grant, office services, HR and IT functions. She is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant.
David is the Director of Group Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Transport for London. He has twenty years professional experience in communications with particular expertise in campaigning, public affairs, stakeholder management, reputation and issues management, media relations, marketing and events, print and online publishing and internal communications. Specialist in the management of campaign focused communications functions.
Hilary is a strategic and creative thinker with excellent analytical and communication skills and strong management expertise and is currently Programme Director, Education of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. She is responsible for an annual budget of £6 million, grants policy and processes, personnel management and communications with external partners and trustees.
Jackie is a freelance consultant working with directors of children' s services on leadership development and sector led improvement in London ans the South East. She has an extensive range of experience in senior roles in local Government Children's Services, including strategic leadership as Assistant Chief Executive, where she managed services for Culture Leisure and Libraries as well as Education and Social Care. As Director of Children's and Learners for Government Office for London she had responsibility for improving performance of services for children and young people across London.
Karen is Director of Corporate Communications, IPC Media, the UK's leading consumer magazine and digital publisher, and works across more than 60 iconic media brands, including Country Life, NME, Woman, TVTimes and Marie Claire . She is responsible for public relations including media relations; internal communications; events; and corporate responsibility. Karen has almost 30 years' experience as a PR professional in both the consumer and corporate field, and in broadcasting and presenting major events. She is member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Alisa is a Consultant Professional Support Lawyer, Global Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Group for Linklaters. Her experience involves training, precedent and know-how systems in the Global Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Group, Identifying knowledge gaps and designing and implementing solutions ranging from databases and know-how packs to detailed memoranda on new legal developments; Managing and coordinating resourcing for the knowledge and learning teams for the Group.
Steve is Managing Director of Somethin' Else, the highly successful content design and creation company making radio, TV, interactive content and games for brands and broadcasters. Steve joined in 2000 and became Managing Director in 2006. In that time he's been part of the team that has evolved the company into an award winning multi-media business. Previously, Steve was a radio presenter and journalist before working for USP Content, eventually joining their board as Director of Programmes. Steve is a member of the Sony Awards and Radio Festival committees and is a regular panellist on the Guardian's MediaTalk podcast.