Nicola Saunders

Director, Business Improvement and Innovation, Arts Council England
Twitter: @NicolaJSaunders @ace_national

Nicola joined the Arts Council in April 2018 in the new role of Director, Business Improvement & Innovation, part of the recently formed Enterprise & Innovation team. She has spent more than 20 years working in the Creative Industries, latterly as the Head of Publishing, Rights & Images at the National Portrait Gallery London. She was also a trustee of the Association of Cultural Enterprises, one of Arts Council England’s Sector Support Organisations. Prior to moving into the public sector Nicola spent 17 years working in rights and licensing at Penguin Children's Books working on iconic brands such as Peter Rabbit, Spot and Ladybird.