Nigel Hinds (Chair)
Executive Producer for the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme
Nigel Hinds is currently Executive Producer for the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme, a major UK-wide project to engage artists and audiences in reflection on and learning from the First World War and its impact. Nigel is also an Associate Director of Festivals and Events International, currently coordinating the Family Arts Festival. A senior member of the LOCOG Culture team, he was responsible for planning and delivery of the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad across half the UK, including the World Shakespeare Festival and the Unlimited commissions to disabled and deaf artists.
2004-2007 Nigel was Executive Director of The Place, London and was Arts Programming Director of Sadler’s Wells, London from 1993-2000. From 1988-1993 Nigel was Director of Phoenix Arts Centre and led the Leicester International Dance Festival 1991 and 1993 editions. Prior to this Nigel was Programme and Festival Co-ordinator at the Almeida Theatre and his early career was as a theatre director.
Olivier Beroud (Vice Chair)
Managing Director and Founder at Beroud Consulting Ltd
Olivier Beroud is Managing Director and Founder at Beroud Consulting Ltd. Previously he was Managing Director and the Head of Moody’s for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he oversaw Moody’s offices in the EMEA, working closely with the Commercial Group in Europe to determine the strategy and planning, new business origination and business relationships with rated entities. He also worked closely with the Regulatory Affairs team at Moody’s to provide support in meeting their regulatory requirements.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Olivier worked in London as Head of Ratings and Severity Advisory in Barclays Corporate Bank. Previously, he spent ten years with Standard & Poor’s as team leader in their Corporate Ratings practice. Olivier began his career with Banque Natexis and Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Cass Business School in London and a business degree from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris.
Executive Producer at Dante or Die
Lucy Atkinson is a Senior Producer at the Roundhouse Camden. Lucy joined the Roundhouse in 2007, assuming her current position in 2012. A senior member of the management team Lucy oversees the delivery of multi-disciplinary productions and festivals and has worked in partnership with artists and organisations such as David Byrne, Ron Arad, the Royal Opera House, Akram Khan Company, Ex Machina, the Royal Shakespeare Company and LIFT.
2005-2007 Lucy worked for Tall Stories Theatre Company where she helped tour the Gruffalo around the world and started her career with a post graduate placement at CTC Theatre in Darlington in 2004.
Director, David Kohn Architects
David Kohn is an architect and director of DKA, a leading London-based architecture practice that specialises in arts, education and public realm projects. Recent projects include A Room for London, a one room venue on the roof of Southbank in collaboration with Turner Prize- nominated artist, Fiona Banner; the White Building, a community arts venue in Hackney Wick; and Sotheby’s first purpose-built contemporary art gallery in Mayfair.
David studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and Columbia University, New York and is currently a visiting professor at KU Leuven in Belgium.
Director of Public Affairs, Transport for London
David McNeill has been TfL’s Director of Public Affairs since 2008. He has overall responsibility for TfL’s relationships with EU, national and London politicians as well as London’s businesses and public sector and community organisations. It is a Brussels-to-bus-stops role. He led TfL’s successful campaign at the last government Spending Round which helped secure the long term funding for the Tube upgrade and Crossrail, and also managed TfL’s engagement with London based organisations, including businesses, for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Before joining TfL, David held senior positions at the Arts Council, the Law Society and in the consumer rights lobby.
Head of School, Elmhurst Primary School
Sukwinder Samra is currently the Head of School at Elmhurst Primary School, which is a large inclusive community school in Newham. Elmhurst Primary School is a Teaching School and lead school of a national Maths Hub (there are only 35 in the country). Sukwinder is the Director of the Elmhurst Teaching School alliance and Strategic Leadership Link of the London North East Maths Hub which serves 7 local authorities including Newham. She has taught for thirty years in the state sector in Sandwell (West Midlands) and across East London both in secondary and primary schools and is passionate about providing a first class education. As Head of School, Sukwinder has been a keen supporter of arts education, working closely with organisations such as the Shakespeare Schools Festival and believes in the holistic benefits of the arts in everyday life.
Sukwinder trained as an Ofsted inspector with Tribal and is completing her training with Ofsted to serve as an additional Inspector.
Principal and Co-founder at Balbourne Capital Partners Ltd
Lindon Neil is a Principal and Co-founder at Balbourne Capital Partners Ltd (BCP). BCP was formed eight years ago and has raised funds and made investments in the renewable energy sector including the formation of WilloWind Energy Ltd, an on-shore wind developer with sites in Scotland. Previously, he was a Director at Wachovia Bank, based in London, where he was responsible for structuring and executing infrastructure and debt principal finance transactions in the UK and USA.
Prior to co-founding BCP, Lindon worked in London as a Director in real estate and asset backed finance at Royal Bank of Scotland and Credit Suisse. Previously, he spent three years with Standard & Poor’s as a Director in their Structured Finance Ratings team and prior to that he worked four years as Treasury Manager in the group treasury at Allied Domecq plc. He is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and holds a masters degree in nuclear and particle physics from Birkbeck College, London University and a bachelors degree in natural sciences from Christ's College, University of Cambridge.
Vice President, NatWest Markets
Paul Deery is an accomplished Investment Management & Investment Banking Operations Specialist. He has over 30 years’ experience in global dynamic working environments executing highly complex business initiatives as well stabilising and organising teams and processes. Currently Paul is Vice President & Change Manager at Natwest Markets having joined the firm in 2015 to run change projects and programmes on the bank’s behalf. To date he has addressed a number of regulatory initiatives as well has having run operations restructuring programme in the banks effort to return to a more cost effective operating model.
Prior to his time at NatWest Markets Paul was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in London where he worked for 19 years
within Asset Management leading several successful teams & change initiatives across their operations.