The voluntary Group draws together local, regional, national and international experts from the UK and around the world
Rebecca Thomas, BAGradCert
Visual Communication Co-ordinator at The Margate School and freelance Graphic Designer (Westgate-on Sea, Thanet)
As both Visual Communication Co-ordinator at The Margate School and a successful independent graphic designer based in Thanet, Rebecca has over twenty-two years’ experience as a designer for local government, private consultancies and as a freelancer.
Jules Pretty, OBE, PFHEA, FRSB, FRSA
Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement (Essex)
Currently Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement, Jules’ career has focused on exploring, innovating and acting on the intersection between people and natural resources and between society and environment.
Kerstin Mey, PhD, MA, PGDIp, FRSA, FLFHE
President, University of Limerick (Limerick, RoI)
Kerstin is President of the University of Limerick. Kerstin was the first woman to head a university in Ireland. She held positions in a number of universities in Germany and the United Kingdom before moving to Limerick.
Lucy Lyons, PhD, MMAA, MA, BA
Artist, Lecturer and Tutor (Margate)
Lucy lectures in Drawing on The Margate School’s Fine Arts Masters Course. Her own practice uses drawing in the expanded field as intervention into different disciplines, researching how the activity of drawing leads to better understanding through ‘slow looking’.
Ingrid Fraser, MA, BA
Journalist, Producer, Writer, TV and Radio Host (Canada and Portugal)
Ingrid has a comprehensive career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a journalist, producer, writer, and host of both live and pre-recorded radio and tv output, addressing political and social issues with local artists, writers, film makers, and musicians.
Freelance Cultural Consultant and Art Curator, Writer, Editor (Nicosia, Cyprus)
Marina has curated many art exhibitions and initiated a series of social history presentations related to Cyprus. In 2014 she became the Executive Director for Pafos2017 to deliver European Capital of Culture Pafos2017.
Christopher Lutterodt – Quarcoo, MA(RCA), BA, FHEA, FRSA
Strategist, Curriculum Designer and Creative Director (Margate/London)
Christopher is a freelance strategist, curriculum designer and creative director supporting individuals and organisations to establish, equip and reinforce authentic visions, products and services across differing cultural climates.
Arts Education, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Tutor, Writer and Artist (USA)
Crista has a multi-faceted career in the international art world. Working with both high profile and emerging artists, she has been a gallerist, a publisher, an art dealer, a studio manager, curator, course leader, scholar, mentor, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Paul Rennie, PhD, BA
Practices Leader in Contexts for Graphic Communication Design (Folkestone, Kent)
With more than 20 years’ experience in art and design pedagogy through his role as Subject leader in Contexts for Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, Paul is also a member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Healthcare Charity and a partner in Rennie’s Seaside Modern, a gallery of curated art and design in Folkestone.
John was closely involved in developing the UK government’s first policies for the creative industries in the 1990s. He was Head of Corporate Relations for Channel 4 Television (2000-2005) and executive assistant to Lord Puttnam as the Chairman of the film company Enigma Productions Ltd (1992-97).
Founder, Kepler Art Conseil (Paris and Brussels)
Following twenty-five years of experience in the international art sector and eight years of experience in art criticism (Zürichseezeitungen, Switzerland), Elisabeth founded Kepler Art Conseil in Paris to develop and exhibit innovative practices in contemporary art.
Richard Gardner, BA
Award winning artist, graphic designer and moving image
producer (Penzance, Cornwall)
Award winning artist, graphic designer and moving image producer, Richard has worked internationally across Europe, the USA and the UK both as an independent and for socially and environmentally engaged broadcast channels.