Rosy Greenlees is Executive Director of the Crafts Council. As the national agency for contemporary craft the Crafts Council aims to increase the economic potential and resilience of the sector by supporting makers as small businesses and stimulating the market for craft; enabling people to experience the full cultural value of contemporary craft; and by ensuring that children and young people can directly experience working with materials.
With a background in the visual arts Rosy has worked in a number of senior cultural management roles. She is currently President of World Crafts Council Europe, a member of the cross parliamentary Skills Commission and the UK Trade and Investment’s Creative Industries Sector Advisory Group and is a Fellow of the RSA.
To contact Rosy please email Victoria Rice
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.