Advisory Group Members

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Creative Central NCL project management

On a day-to-day basis Creative Central NCL is project managed by a team at Newcastle City Council, Vix Leaney is our project manager. There are an additional 20 people from across the city who are part of the Advisory Group, this group is consulted on and inputs into key decisions and activity.

Creative Central NCL Advisory Group Members

  1. Jim Mawdsley, Principal Advisor, Events and Culture Newcastle City Council (Chair)
  2. Ed Banks, Economic Development Advisor, Newcastle City Council
  3. Andrew Rothwell, Culture and Tourism Manager, Newcastle City Council
  4. Vix Leaney, Creative Central NCL Project Manager / Economic Development Officer, Newcastle City Council
  5. Vanessa Nogueras, Programme Support Officer, Newcastle City Council
  6. Anna Czigler, Economic Development Officer, Newcastle City Council
  7. Rebecca Hall, Project Manager, North of Tyne Combined Authority
  8. Gemma Dyer, Public Sector Partnerships Manager, Princes Trust
  9. Alice Fuller, Board representative, Newcastle Arts Centre
  10. Tim Wickens, Northumberland and Newcastle Society (Heritage representative) 
  11. Newcastle Gateshead Initiative representative (rotational) 
  12. Jon Ridley or Veronica Spowart, Newcastle College
  13. Ben Whitfield, Director of Communications, NE1
  14. Rachel Pattinson, Strategic Cultural Partnerships Manager, Newcastle University 
  15. Kelly MacKinnon, Acting Deputy Director of Cultural Partnerships, Northumbria University
  16. Papi Jeovani, Spoken word artist/ theatre maker and facilitator (creative industry voice)
  17. David Reay or Anna Reay, Chair of Northern Clothing and Textile Network facilitator (creative industry voice)
  18. Tahmina Ali, Spoken word poet, creative freelancer (creative industry voice)
  19. Navya Bharagida, Masters student and Google city tour guide (creative industry voice) 
  20. Leila d’Aronville, independent producer and consultant, founder of North East Cultural Freelancers and Creative Producer at Northern Roots (creative industry voice) 
  21. Newcastle Creates Representative (TBC) 


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