Advisory Board

Professor Andrew Chitty

Professor of Creative and Digital Economy
Royal Holloway, University of London

With three decades of experience in the creative industries, Professor Chitty’s career began in television, where he focussed on the cultural impact of science and technology. He also is the first ever Creative Economy Champion in the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC).
Previously, he founded his first company, a multiple BAFTA-winning digital agency that created transformational digital services for clients across the creative economy from the National Theatre to the devolved administrations, museums and galleries, to the NHS.

Clare Avery

Business Development Manager
Cass Business School

Clare is an experienced Knowledge Exchange professional based at Cass Business School. Her role is to create and facilitate mutually productive relationships between academics and partners from all sectors.

An Occupational Psychologist by training, Clare has negotiated and managed relationships with a very wide variety of organisations and has held posts at Cranfield and Essex Universities. Clare also heads Cass Consulting.

Diana Spiegelberg

Deputy Director
Somerset House Trust

Diana joined Somerset House in the new role of Deputy Director in August 2015. Previously Diana was Director of The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation, a community foundation bridging the gap between people living and working locally and charities and community groups through philanthropy, corporate engagement and volunteering.

This followed thirteen years at live music producers Serious where much of Diana’s focus was new business development and overseeing multi-partner artistic collaborations. Much of Diana’s work at Serious revolved around festivals, including the London Jazz Festival, and latterly large scale collaborations linked to London 2012.

Professor Fiona Patterson

Work Psychology Group

Fiona Patterson is a leading expert in the field of assessment, selection and innovation in organisations. She is the founding Director for Work Psychology Group, a research-led organisational psychology consulting practice located in the UK and Australia, providing advice to public and private sector organisations internationally. She is also currently a Visiting Researcher affiliated to the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Professor to City University, London where is she is the Social Sciences lead for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice.

Dr Noam Shemtov

Queen Mary IP Research Institute

Dr Noam Shemtov joined CCLS in September 2009 as a lecturer in Intellectual Property and technology Law. He is currently a senior lecturer in IP and Technology Law and CCLS Director of Graduate Studies. Noam has led research projects and studies funded by UK Research Councils and by industry, supranational and commercial organizations, such as CreativeWorks London, CISAC, Microsoft and WIPO. He is currently conducting a study for WIPO on the interplay between the mobile application industry and its intellectual property ecosystem.

Rosy Greenlees

Executive Director
Crafts Council

Rosy Greenlees, OBE, has been Executive Director of the Crafts Council since 2006. Rosy spent her early career as a curator in regional galleries and on major public art projects before taking on senior management roles as Head of Visual Arts and Media and Deputy Chief Executive at Eastern Arts Board; Cultural Strategy Manager responsible for the Mayor of London’s first culture strategy; and founder Director of the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise, a HEI partnership, now known as the Culture Capital Exchange.

Sarah Wood

Co-Founder and Non-executive Chair

Sarah Wood is co-founder of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Sarah was named one of 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. and one of 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch by Forbes.

Delia Barker

Programmes Director
Roundhouse Trust

Delia is Programmes Director at the Roundhouse.  Her previous role was as Director of English National Ballet School, a world leading specialist training centre for aspiring and highly talented young ballet dancers aged 16-19 continuously rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Delia is also Chair of the Board for Studio Wayne McGregor, a prominent dance company and part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio who have just opened a world-class arts space at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. 

Anu Giri

Executive Director
Dance Umbrella

Anu is Executive Director at Dance Umbrella, London’s leading international contemporary dance festival Previously she was Co-Director of English National Ballet School where she developed the ‘My First’ series of children’s ballets in partnership with English National Ballet and set up ENBS Juniors – high quality children’s ballet classes across 3 London boroughs.Prior to this Anu spent 10 years at Arts Council England and was Head of Dance from 2003 – 2010.