Our leadership team
Rosy Greenlees OBE, executive director
Rosy has been Executive Director of the Crafts Council since 2006. She spent her early career as a visual arts curator before taking on senior roles including 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.
Rosy was President of the World Crafts Council, stepping down in 2020. She is a member of the Creative Industries Council, a trustee on the Creative & Cultural Skills Board, a Fellow of the RSA and Honorary Fellow of Arts University Bournemouth and the City and Guilds of London College of Art.
Natalie Melton, creative director
Natalie Melton joined the Crafts Council as creative director in January 2019 and has spent more than a decade working in craft. From 2012- 2018 she was co-founder and managing director of The New Craftsmen, a business which curates, commissions and sells unique contemporary objects rooted in craftsmanship and narrative and made by makers from across the British Isles.
As commercial director at Arts & Business (2005-2011), she oversaw the development of Crafted, a business support & mentoring programme for highly skilled makers.
Nicky Dewar, director of learning and skills
With over twenty years of working within arts education, Nicky Dewar is the Learning & Skills Director at the Crafts Council leading our work to provide professional business support for makers, formal education initiatives, and participation activities for people of all ages to engage with craft and making.
Previously, Nicky worked for decade within music education in London and before that within Local Authorities supporting collaborations between schools and the art sector. She is a trustee of Intoart, a primary school governor, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and sews in her spare time.
Andy McGlynn, director of insight and development
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.
Henry Wrigley, finance and commercial director
Henry Wrigley supervises finance, facilities and administration at the Crafts Council. His aim is to ensure efficiency of operations and support services, so that the Crafts Council can create maximum positive impact upon UK craft, makers and audiences.
Previously he worked for large accounting firms Deloitte and BDO, before working in investment and private equity. In between this, he has undertaken a variety of charity work as a Trustee and Finance Director. This included being Finance and Operations Director at arts based behavioural change charity Theatre For a Change in Malawi. Henry is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the ICAEW and Insead Business School alumni. He is also Trustee for peace building charity Concordis International, and founding Trustee of two charitable trusts.