Nixon is an Arts Director and Consultant in strategic cultural planning, partnership programming, business development and fundraising. She was Executive Director of Tate Liverpool from 2006-2018, CEO member of LARC, and Board member of Arts Council North, the Crafts Council and Liverpool Visitor Economy.
Session 3| Risks of Success
Snow joined ITN in 1976, reporting from Africa, the Middle East and Europe. As well as a longstanding, award-winning Channel 4 News anchor, he has served on the Boards of Britain’s National Gallery, Tate Gallery and also served as Chairman of the New Horizon Youth Centre, a London day centre for homeless and vulnerable teenagers.
Darren Henley OBE
Session 4| Bigger is not always Better
Henley is Chief Executive of Arts Council England. His two independent government reviews into music and cultural education resulted in England’s first National Plan for Music Education, Cultural Education Partnerships and Heritage Schools, the Museums and Schools programme and the BFI Film Academy.
Session 5| Northern Cities
Webb is Director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, responsible for the UK's two most popular networks for our youngest audiences. In 2016, she launched the BBC's Big Digital Plan for Children, how to keep pace with the rapidly changing way in which children consume content, including the largest new investment of its kind for a generation.
Sir Bob Scott
Session 6 | Cities on the Edge
One thread that runs through a life in Sport and the Arts for Sir Bob Scott is bidding. For Manchester, he bid for the Olympic Games in 2000 and the Commonwealth Games in 2002. In Greenwich, he bid for the Millennium Festival. In 2003 he led Liverpool’s successful bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2008.
Michael Parkinson CBE
Session 7 | Closer or further apart?
Parkinson is Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for civic engagement at the University of Liverpool. He acted as adviser on urban affairs to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the House of Commons Select Committees, amongst others. He was made Commander of the British Empire for services to urban regeneration in 2007.