Candace is a writer, director and screenwriter. She studied at Harvard and the
New York University School of Film & Television, and went on to become the first African-American female member of the Directors Guild of America. Consequent to her campaign-long commitment to the election of Barack Obama she became a newspaper and broadcast commentator on American politics, race and culture.
CEO & Artistic Director, Serendipity: A highly experienced cultural leader, lecturer and author with multi disciplinary experience in cultural policy and planning as well as production and delivery of international dance, carnival and festival arts programmes. Expertise in business and cultural planning, fundraising, partnership development, commissioning/production of local and international artistic programmes fostering widespread community engagement.
Eric is a technology executive who has spent a career building the value of software companies through innovative product, distribution, monetization and partnering strategies. Eric sits on the boards of various cultural institutions and companies.
CEO, Credibility. Expertise in human resources, equality and diversity planning and capacity building.
Chartered accountant. Expertise in cultural production, financial planning and management in the not-for-profit sector.
Leading solicitor in photographic law with the Intellectual Property practice Swan Turton Solicitors. Expertise in media and copyright law.
Artist, founder of the Bermondsey Artists’ Group and former CEO of Café Gallery Projects. Expertise in the gallery sector, artist representation and capital development.
Roger Malbert OBE
Roger Malbert is a writer and curator. He was until July 2018 Head of Hayward Gallery Touring at the Southbank Centre, London. He has organised and co-curated many exhibitions and written catalogue essays on artists including Tacita Dean, Michael Armitage and Omar Ba. He is the author of Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art, published by Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Non Executive Director in the Financial Services sector, in the Arts and a Councillor in Hackney leading on Planning, Economy and Arts & Culture. Expertise in developing and implementing public policy, government relations and corporate development.
Jennie is a photography editor, curator, consultant and mentor. For 17 years she was Picture Editor for The Observer Magazine, commissioning and editing photography which attracted international recognition. She launched the Jennie Ricketts Gallery in Brighton in 2006 while writing and lecturing and now operates the gallery as an online space representing international photographers. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board for PhotoIreland, Dublin.
Dr Mark Sealy MBE
Director, Autograph: expertise in photography and its relationship to social change, cultural politics and human rights, commissioning, publishing and international galleries and museums.
Managing Director, Whitechapel Gallery: expertise in strategic planning, finance and development in the visual arts, theatre and music sectors.
Professor Carol Tulloch
Writer and curator with a specialism in dress and black identities. Expertise in artist curation, collection interpretation and development, and publishing.
Academic and former Creative Director for PhotoLab, London College of Communication. Expertise in academic partnerships, publishing, curation, public education, participation and learning.
Journalist, author and broadcaster; Editor at Large, The Guardian. Expertise in investigative journalism, rights based issues, publishing, media and broadcasting.
Professor Catherine Hall
Author and Historian
Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Scholar, Historian, Journalist and Filmmaker
Rt Hon David Lammy MP
Politician, Lawyer and Author
Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE
Artist, Author, Cultural Critic, Public Speaker and Broadcaster