Two former Creative Access Steering Group members have joined the social enterprise's Board as Non-Executive Directors.
CAMERON MYERS, Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random House UK, is one of the appointees. Previously, he was an Assistant Editor at the publishing company Hodder & Stoughton.
Myers said: "I’ve benefitted so much from the organisation's leadership and impact over the years, so to be able to now feed into all that Creative Access continues to do on a strategic level is sure to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”
Joining Myers is LIZZY BURDEN, who was a Creative Access intern at The Times in 2017 and is now UK Correspondent at Bloomberg TV.
Last year, she co-chaired Creative Access's Steering Group to increase diversity in the creative industries.
“Creative Access secured my first opportunity in journalism, so it’s an honour to be part of its incredible work to help diverse talent excel at every level of the creative industries," Burden commented.
"We can’t let representation be a casualty of these challenging economic times. I’m excited to build on the success of the past decade.”
Executive Chair JOSIE DOBRIN added: "It's extremely exciting to add two such brilliant and skilled people to the organisation – and especially gratifying to have our first alumni on our board as we seek to grow our impact over the coming years and to create the urgent change required to representation at all levels of the creative industries and culture sector."
The appointments come as Creative Access announces 16 creative industry workers and alumni to its Steering Group for 2023-24 following a successful pilot initiative.