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Frank Finlay

Chair

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Frank Finlay has been Professor of German at the University of Leeds since 1999. He is recognised as a distinguished scholar in his field, with teaching and research interests in German literature and culture. He has held a number of senior leadership roles, most recently as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, the largest and most diverse in the UK and with a strong tradition in the creative arts. He is Director of the University's Cultural Institute which he set up to promote collaborations between academics, students, and the arts and culture and creative industries sectors. In this capacity he has helped to forge cultural partnerships with numerous large and small organisations in the Leeds City Region, as well as nationally and internationally. He was a member of the independent group which steered the "Leeds 2023" initiative, and he has been actively engaged, amongst others, in the University's sector-leading 'DARE' partnership with Opera North, the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Yorkshire Sculpture International, and the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Dawn Cameron

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Dawn Cameron is a self-employed researcher, project manager and evaluator working primarily in the creative arts and cultural sectors. She has attained Masters of Arts degrees in Social and Public Policy and in Creative Writing and works to combine those areas of artistic and academic interest in her self-employed assignments. She is interested in working on projects which seek to deliver social change and which enable individuals to engage in creative practice. Over the past 10 years she has been engaged by clients to carry out several research and evaluation assignments, primarily in the areas of the arts, cultural policy and heritage.

In addition to her evaluation work, Dawn is an experienced project manager. She currently co-ordinates Extend – a national cultural leadership programme devised by engage (the National Association for Gallery Education). In recent years she has also coordinated Maximise across three regions (an ACE programme which enabled arts organisations to develop and test action research programmes designed to attract new audiences); conducted research projects for ACE, including Where's the Vybe which sought to quantify the financial and artistic impact of black led arts in the Yorkshire region.

Adrian Friedli

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Adrian came to Yorkshire in 1981 to study fine art in Leeds, and has subsequently lived, and worked in the cultural sector in Yorkshire for over twenty-five years, as an artist, in academia, as an independent producer, and as a Director in regional and national arts development agencies. As a creative consultant, Adrian was Programme Lead in the team that bid successfully for Hull to be UK City of Culture in 2017. He is currently Chair of Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network, and a non-executive Director of Forced Entertainment.

Deborah Green

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Deborah Green is Director of Student Recruitment at the University of Hull where she is responsible for strategic leadership and direction of the university's recruitment and admissions activity. Deborah took up this post in November 2016, having previously been Director of Marketing at Leeds Beckett University, where she played a pivotal role in rebranding the university and Chief Executive of Marketing Leeds, where she was responsible for the city's strategic destination marketing, promoting Leeds as a world-class destination for business, leisure and education. She is a lawyer by profession and was previously an associate director at the College of Law and founder director of Leeds Legal. Deborah was recognised as Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year in 2006 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Bob Lewis

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Bob Lewis is a Chartered Accountant and was in practice as a partner in Haines Watts until his retirement in 2007. During his career with the firm he was based in Leeds as the Northern Regional partner and then National Managing Partner as well as being a director of the firm's financial services company. Since his retirement he has served as a non-executive director of an AIM listed company, a magistrate, a school governor and as a member of the advisory board of the Safer Communities Fund of the West Yorkshire Crime Commissioner. He is currently a trustee of the Hunslet Club in Leeds, a trustee of number of other local charities, and past President of the of the Rotary Club of Leeds.

Jonathan Straight

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Jonathan Straight is an entrepreneur best known for founding and running Straight plc, the UK's leading supplier of waste and recycling containers which he headed for 21 years before exiting in 2014. As well as starting the business from scratch he floated it on the London Stock Exchange and successfully made a transition from distributor to manufacturer. Jonathan is a trustee of the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, a local charity providing social care and is the founder of The Straight Charitable Trust, his own vehicle for helping good causes. He is an investor in start ups and sits as a non-executive director on a number of boards and social enterprises. In his spare time he is a street photographer. Recognised by his waxed moustache and ponytail, Jonathan also has a collection of around 350 pairs of eclectic spectacles.

Joe Hill

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Joe Hill has been Director of Focal Point Gallery (FPG), an NPO gallery in Southend-on-Sea, since 2013. He oversaw the construction of, and relocation to, a new site in the centre of the town's education quarter, as well as complete overhaul of the gallery's approach to audiences, stakeholders and partnership work in south Essex. Over this period, the gallery has doubled its audience numbers and is now at the heart of key strategic planning in the South East. Hill grew up in Leeds and studied at Leeds College of Art.

Mark Pattinson

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Mark Pattinson has more than 18 years' experience in the drinks, hospitality and leisure sector. After beginning his career in mechanical engineering, Mark then moved into the sales & marketing arena with Carlsberg UK holding various senior leadership roles across the commercial and supply chain functions. Mark was also country project lead for several strategic transformational projects including sales execution, value management and capability development. Mark's current role is a Director of Independent On Trade for Carlsberg UK. Mark joined The Tetley Board of Trustees in 2018.

Griselda Pollock

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GRISELDA POLLOCK is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CENTRECATH) at the University of Leeds. She studied at Oxford (BA, MA) and London universities (MA, PhD, D.Litt).Committed to creating and extending an international, postcolonial, queer feminist analysis of the visual arts, visual culture and cultural theory, she has written extensively on
artist-women historical and contemporary developing structural critiques of the discourses of art history as a discipline. (Old Mistresses; Women, Art& Ideology, 1981 with Rozsika Parker) She was a founder of the interdisciplinary Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds in 1985. Recently she has researched issues of trauma and the aesthetic transformation in contemporary art expanding her concept of the virtual feminist museum articulated in 2007 (in Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum (After-affects I After-images: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation in the Virtual Museum, Manchester, 2013; Art in the Time-Space of Memory and Migration (Freud Museum & Wild Pansy Press, 2013); both offer a feminist rereading of Aby Warburg's concept of the pathos formula at the intersection with psychoanalytical aesthetics, another area of speciality. Since 2007,
she has also elaborated the concept of concentrationary memory in relation to the Arendtian critique of totalitarianism and the challenges to the human condition in four publications with Max Silverman, Concentrationary Cinema (Berghahn, 2011) Concentrationary Memories: Totalitarian Terror and Cultural Resistance (I B Tauris, 2013) and Concentrationary Imaginaries: Tracing Totalitarian Violence in Popular Culture (, I B Tauris, 2015), and Concentrationary Art ( Berghan,2019). Just published is her monograpic study: Charlotte Salomon in the Theatre of Memory (Yale, 2018) and forthcoming are Is Feminism a Bad Memory? (Verso, 2019), The Case against "Van Gogh": Memory, Place and Modernist Disillusionment (Thames & Hudson, 2019) and Monroe's Mov(i)es: Class, Gender and Nation in the work, image-making and agency of Marilyn Monroe (2020). She has long been involved with contemporary art and also works on critical studies in curation in relation to the Biennials including Venice and Documenta. She has also curated several exhibitions at the University of Leeds, the Freud Museum and was advisor to the 14th Istanbul Biennial.

David Warren

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David Warren is the Chief Operating Officer at Leeds College of Music where he is responsible for the strategic leadership for the organisation's professional support services. David has recently overseen the successful delivery of an ambitious Estates strategy and the introduction of a new brand and student recruitment strategy. Prior to his role with the conservatoire, David worked in the theatre industry for 13 years, predominantly in a marketing and events environment for touring theatre and music. David has served as a trustee on a number of cultural charities including Leeds Lieder+ and Info Display Limited.

Sarah Netherwood

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Sarah is a Chartered Accountant who trained and qualified with a large practice firm after obtaining her degree from the University of Leeds.  With 10 years experience Sarah has spent much of her career in audit working with a range of clients including a number of charities and large corporate entities as well as owner managed businesses.

Arthur Lovitt

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Arthur Lovitt is a recently retired solicitor. He had been with Pinsent Masons for 27 years and a partner for over 20 years. His area of expertise is Real Estate and he was head of the Pinsent Masons Real Estate Sector and a member of the Firm's Leadership Team for 15 years. Since retirement Arthur has worked with a number of organisations on a voluntary basis including Opera North, The Princes Foundation, the Ahead Partnership and various Scout Groups. Arthur acts as Mentor with the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator. Arthur is a former Chairman of Leeds Round Table.

Steven Foster

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Steve has held senior roles within the retail, leisure and restaurant industries over the past twenty years and has a track record in re-developing property assets with a focus on enhancing the customer experience. He is currently General Manager at White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds, owned by FTSE100 company Landsec Plc, responsible for the operation and strategic direction of one of the most successful retail assets in the region. Steve recently oversaw the £25 million development of the shopping centre's leisure extension and heavy investment into renewable energy projects. Prior to this Steve spent nearly ten years at Manchester Airports Group where he was responsible for the retail strategy at the airports of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands, subsequent to seven years within the leisure industry, where he managed all commercial activity for the local pubs division of Punch Taverns. One of his most rewarding roles is being a Child Friendly Leeds ambassador, working with Leeds City Council to make the area a more inclusive and accessible place for young people and families.

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