Rosy Greenlees, OBE, has been Executive Director of the Crafts Council since 2006. A national organisation promoting the value of craft and making to society, the Crafts Council has supported thousands of makers through its talent development programmes; brings high quality craft to an annual audience of over 3 million through its exhibitions, Collection and events; and leads a national campaign for re-instating craft education in schools.
Rosy spent her early career as a curator in regional galleries and on major public art projects before taking on senior management roles as Head of Visual Arts and Media and Deputy Chief Executive at Eastern Arts Board; Cultural Strategy Manager responsible for the Mayor of London’s first culture strategy; and founder Director of the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise, a HEI partnership, now known as the Culture Capital Exchange.
Rosy has served on various advisory bodies including the Bristol and Bath Design Research Project, the Skills Commission; and was a board member of CC Skills. Currently she is President of the World Crafts Council, a member of the Creative Industries Council and sits on the University of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design Faculty Advisory Board. Rosy is a Fellow of the RSA and received an Honorary Fellowship from Arts University Bournemouth in 2015.
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Annie started her career in Dublin at the Crafts Council of Ireland and went on to work for a US publisher and launch a digital start up. Annie was CEO at ArtsMatrix and most recently Head of Partnerships at Creative Skillset, the creative industries’ skills council, working with the fashion, textiles, media and publishing industries. Annie read economics and philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the RSA and an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge
Finance and Commercial Director
Chris is a qualified accountant with considerable commercial experience including 13 years as European Head of Finance for the international music retailer, Tower Records, and most recently he was UK Head of Finance for IFAW, an international animal welfare charity. A keen musician, Chris has an MA in Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck, University of London, and a degree in Classics from UCL.
Andy has worked as a fundraising professional for over 10 years, most recently as Head of Development at the RAF Museum where he established the museum’s fundraising team and implemented a campaign to transform the museum as part of the RAF Centenary Programme. Prior to that Andy was Head of Development at Camden Arts Centre and has held development roles at The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and RNID. Andy is member of the Institute of Fundraising and recently took part in its inaugural Future Leaders Programme.