Currently Director of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, CLAIRE MERA-NELSON has been appointed Director Music and London at Arts Council England. She will take up post from March.

In addition, SUE WILLIAMSON will become Director of Libraries and Birmingham, joining from St Helens Library Service.

KATE BELLAMY, formerly Head of Strategy and Advocacy and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at the Victoria & Albert Museum, will also join as Director of Museums