About the board
The WMCA Cultural Leadership Board was established in 2019 as an advisory board consisting of members from the arts & cultural sector across the WMCA area.
There are currently 21 Board members, representing different parts of the cultural sector across the WMCA geographical area:
Nikki Bi Raidene Carter Pamela Cole-Hudson Indi Deol Parminder Dosanjh Doreen Foster Ian Francis Adrian Jackson Jerrel Jackson Cheryl Jones Ayub Khan MBE Andrew Lovett Timothy Maycock Julia Negus Karen Newman Laura Nyahuye Gina Patel Aftab Rahman Simeon Shtebunaev Martin Sutherland (CLB Chair) Ammo Talwar
“The WMCA Cultural Leadership Board (CLB) places culture at the heart of sustainable growth in the region, enhancing quality of life for its diverse communities.”
The Board will look for strategic opportunities to test the transformative role of culture across WMCA’s policy areas, including transport and housing, skills, digital, the environment, wellbeing and inclusive communities.
It is committed to building an innovative and entrepreneurial cultural sector, with leadership that reflects the diversity of our region, and supporting a world-class cultural offer that is accessible to all.”
For more information, you can download our Information Pack.
The board will meet quarterly, or more often if needed, you can download the approved minutes of the board meetings below
The Cultural Leadership Board is already working to support the development of the cultural sector, as well as advising WMCA on Covid-19 related issues and supporting plans for recovery.
The board is also working together with the West Midlands Cultural Response Unit.