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ArtsProfessional finds out how the sector?s managers and directors made it to where they are today!

Managing Director ? London Calling Arts Ltd (2004?to date)
London Calling was founded just over 20 years ago to distribute marketing print for the arts in London. We are now re-defining how the arts are using print to reach out to existing, as well as new, audiences. Our growing range of non-print related marketing solutions is allowing us to broaden the range of channels available to the arts.

Director of Development, Shakespeare?s Globe (1999?2004)
This role brought together much of my career to date, with two seasons of special performances at Middle Temple Hall, a tour across the US, extending the Globe?s reach around the world, broadening its private sector income base and negotiating with Southwark to acquire additional space for the Globe?s education programmes.

Development Director, Young Vic Company, London (1998?99)
A dynamic environment in which many people had, perhaps, their first experience of live theatre. A great opportunity for me to work on a capital development project, which I?m thrilled to see now well underway.

Fundraising Director, Stonewall (1995?98)
A business development role, in which I was trying to provide the organisation, which campaigns for equality for lesbians and gay men, with resources to deliver its campaign pledges. Rewarding transformation took place in my time there, as the business and charitable trust communities began to appreciate the significance of Stonewall?s campaigning messages.

Fundraising Manager, Royal Institute of International Affairs (1993?95)
A really exciting post at a time of extraordinary international political change. There were very high levels of interest from the business community in our research into newly emerging markets, and I established one of the first business consortia to talk directly to the Chinese government about inward investment.

Trust and Corporate Fundraising Manager, Friends of the Earth (1992?93)
Here I set up new areas of income growth in charitable trust and corporate giving, and established its high net worth individual giving programme.

Development Manager, The Washington Ballet, Washington DC (1990?92)
This international touring dance company, which travelled to China, Russia and throughout the US in my time there, gave me great experience of working in touring management as well as in diplomatic, political and social circles.

San Francisco CA (1988?90)
Here I found myself securing freelance development work with the San Francisco Symphony as well as running my own marketing consultancy, promoting wine labels in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.

Development Manager, English National Ballet (1986?88)
I moved from a career in private banking with Coutts & Co. and found myself looking after sponsorship of regional touring, then events and major London sponsors. A great environment in which to cut one?s teeth.