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Senior Management Team

Rosy Greenlees OBE

Executive Director

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 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 is President of the World Crafts Council and a member of the Creative Industries Council.  She is a Fellow of the RSA and Honorary Fellow of Arts University Bournemouth and the City and Guilds of London College of Art.

To contact Rosy please email Victoria Rice

 

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, 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.

 

Andy McGlynn

Development Director

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 to ensure efficiency of operations and support services, so the Crafts Council can create maximum positive impact upon UK craft, makers and audiences.    

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. 

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