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Surrey Cultural Partnership is a collective of people working in culture, heritage, local government, business, education, health and criminal justice who share an ambition to champion Surrey as a vibrant cultural county.  The Partnership is working to ensure that everyone in Surrey has the opportunity to participate in, engage with and contribute to extraordinary cultural activity, whoever they are and wherever they live.  

Surrey Cultural Partnership members:

Perdita Hunt, Co-chair 

Gavin Stride, Co-chair 

Rachel Black, Chief Executive Officer, The Orpheus Centre 
Alistair Burtenshaw, Brice Director & Chief Executive, Watts Gallery Trust 
Neelam Devesher, DL, Chairman, Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum 
Cara Flowers, Managing and Artistic Director, DAiSY (Disability Arts in Surrey) 
Rosemary French OBE, formerly Executive Director, Gatwick Diamond Initiative
Louise Govier, Chief Executive Officer, Artswork, South East Bridge
Ben Gudgeon, Headmaster, The Yehudi Menuhin School 
Chris Howard, Chair, Visit Surrey
Alick James, Borough Commander Surrey Heath, Surrey Police 
Steve May, Chief Leisure Officer, Woking Borough Council 
Catherine McNamara, Head of Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey 
Tamalie Newbery, formerly Director and CEO, Brooklands Museum
Mark Nuti, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, and Public Health, Surrey County Council 
Dr Gillian Orrow GP, Co-Founder & Programme Director, Growing Healthy Together 
Joanna Read, Director and Chief Executive, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 
Sam Read, formerly Games Sector Specialist, Enterprise M3
Frances Rutter, DL, formerly CEO and Principal, North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT) 
Caroline Scarles, Professor of Technology in Society, Director of Centre of Digital Transformation in the Visitor Economy, University of Surrey 
Andrew Smith OBE, DL, Corporate Affairs Director, Pinewood Group 
Andrew Wates OBE, DL, formerly Chairman, Wates Group
Kara Wescombe-Blackman, Museum & Learning Consultant 
Natasha Woollard, Assistant Director Operations, Surrey and Sussex, National Trust, London and South East Region

Surrey Cultural Partnership is grateful for support received from The Surrey Lieutenancy, Farnham Maltings, The Borrows Charitable Trust, Andrew Wates OBE, DL and Surrey County Council.


Image: Harvest by Mary Branson © Photo John Miller, Surrey Hills Arts

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