Arts Council London Executive Director

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to my question (2015/2451) about the South East Executive Director for the Arts Council you said that the role has not been re-recruited and Laura Dyer is leading on this. Are you confident she can advocate for London's cultural sector considering she also has responsibility for national strategy and the North, Midlands and the South West, or does this represent a conflict of interest?


Answer for Arts Council London Executive Director

Answer for Arts Council London Executive Director

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Arts Council appointed Laura Dyer to have Executive responsibility for London and the South East in addition to her other areas. Laura is an extremely experienced executive and knowledgeable about London and works closely with Joyce Wilson, the Area Director for London and the wider London team. I am reassured by the Arts Council that the senior management team is a strong and important advocate for arts and culture in London.