I’m a journalist and author, Chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and I am also the Deputy CEO for the Creative Industries Federation which is the independent national body for the arts and creative industries. I write for newspapers, and I do a bit of TV and radio. I’ve written a couple of non fiction books and a couple of novels, and I like running marathons.
I’m a graduate of the University of Hull, the London College of Communication and the Courtauld Institute. I have been a Trustee of the Carnegie (UK) Foundation, Home Live Art and Modern Art Oxford.
I have four children and live in London.