Biography: independent arts consultant

'Very Moveable Things' (2009) Edmund de Waal. Commissioned by Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum as part of New Expressions.

‘Very Moveable Things’ (2009) Edmund de Waal. Commissioned by Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum as part of New Expressions.


Independent arts consultant since 2011

2019                         Freelance curator, Sea Garden, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)

2019                          Project manager, Devon D-Day, South West Museum Development and North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

2018                           Project manager, RAMM Membership Scheme

2017 – present      Evaluator, £140k Long Bridge Wing Extension Project Activity Plan, supporting £1.6M capital project, Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

2017 – 2018       Evaluator Muse: Makers in Museums, South West Heritage Trust

2016 – 2017            Consultant / co-ordinator, Creative Case for Diversity programme planning at Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

2016 – 2017            Consultant / co-ordinator / co-writer, successful £2.4m Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) 2018-22 bid, RAMM

2015 – present        Artistic and Quality Assessor, Arts Council England

2014 – 2016      Co-producer / Co-curator, Bideford Black: The Next Generation. With Flow Contemporary Arts

2013 – 2016       Evaluator, New Expressions £250k national pathfinder programme

2013 – 2015       Project Manager, The Research Collection at RAMM

2012  – 2015     Partnership Officer, RAMM and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery £3.1m Major Partner Museum Consortium

2013                       Visual Arts Leadership Programme South West


2011-2012              Evaluator, New Expressions programme, South West England

2010-2013             Project Officer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM), Exeter

2009-2010              Communications Officer, National Health Service trust

2007-2009              Communications Officer and Project Manager, MLA South West

2007                        Project Manager, Aune Head Arts

2005 – 2006            Project Manager, Review of Arts & Museums, Torridge & North Devon Councils

2004 – 2007            Project Manager, North Devon Museums Service

2001 – 2004            Arts Development Officer, North Devon Council

1998 – 2001            Assistant Visual Arts and Media Officer, Assistant Communications Officer, Arts Council England South West (South West Arts)


Education and Qualifications

2009            AMInstLM, Institute for Leadership and Management -Petroc Business College

2009            Chartered Institute of Public Relations Award in Public Relations Practice (Distinction) – City Lit, London

1997            MA European Cultural Policy and Management – Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick

1994            BA (Hons) English Literature – University of Wales