Counterculture’s Chair appointed as Cultural Ambassador by Mayor of London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has just announced his new Cultural Leadership Board. Inspirational leaders from London’s world-class creative organisations have been appointed as cultural ambassadors to guide Sadiq’s vision for culture in the capital.

The cultural ambassadors are experts drawn from across culture and the creative industries: from design, gaming, events, cultural tourism, urban development, planning, film, theatre and heritage. They will advise the Mayor on issues facing the creative industries and culture sector and help him craft a bold new Culture Strategy for London.

The ambassadors are all members of the Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board which will be chaired by Ben Evans, Director of London Design Festival and Executive Director of the London Design Biennale, two of the world’s leading design events. Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Moira Sinclair, has been appointed as Vice Chair.

The group will tackle some of the significant challenges facing culture in the capital in areas such as leadership, talent development, inclusion, innovation and infrastructure.

We are sure that John Newbigin’s skills and experience are ideal for the new Board, and we look forward to hearing more about his work with the Mayor.