Chairman - Vikki Heywood, CBE
Vikki Heywood was Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2003-2012 and Managing Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1996-2001.
She was a Board member of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and is currently Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. Vikki, who originally trained as a stage manager at Central School of Speech and Drama, is currently a Member of Council of Warwick University.
She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Birmingham in 2009 and in 2012 a CBE for services to drama in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Ann is Chair of Good Relations, a leading PR agency and part of the Bell Pottinger Group.
Ann has over 30 years' experience in public relations. She joined Good Relations in 1988 to head the consumer division. In 2000 Ann was promoted to Managing Director and became Chairman in 2007. Her communication experience is wide ranging. From 1983-1985, she ran the public relations division of Brompton, a design and promotions company (subsidiary of Lowe Howard Spink) and between 1971 and 1983 she was a director of Paul Winner Marketing Communications where she built up a successful consumer division.
During this time Ann orchestrated brand building campaigns for Levi's, Yardley Cosmetics, Royal Doulton Tableware and Sheaffer.
At Good Relations Ann has led an impressive list of clients including the award-winning Tesco Computer for Schools campaign, Tesco SchoolNet 2000, British Meat, Nescafe, Royal Mint, Pantene and Mothercare.
An avid supporter of training for the public relations industry, Ann is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Relations, a member of the Marketing Society and a mentor for Dress For Success, a charity promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women.
Anupam is a chartered accountant and MBA, whose professional career spans Price Waterhouse Coopers, HSBC, the BBC and KPMG. He is currently Finance Director of Royal Museums Greenwich.
Until 2008 he was Deputy Chair of Arts Council England's London regional council and a council member since 2002. He was a member of the Arts Council's stabilisation and recovery advisory panel.
He has undertaken voluntary work in the arts for a number of organisations including the Gate Theatre, Florence Trust and Tamasha Theatre Company. He was previously a trustee of the Almeida Theatre, Chisenhale Gallery, Tara Arts, David Glass Ensemble and Half Moon Young People's Theatre and a governor of Central School of Ballet. He is currently a governor of the University of Westminster, a trustee of the Runnymede Trust and a non-trustee member of the audit committee of Historic Royal Palaces.
Anupam has been mentor to a number of senior people in the arts and not-for-profit sector. He has been awarded the Whitbread Employee Volunteer of the Year for voluntary work in the arts. Anupam also has a degree in Indian music.
Andrew leads the Entrepreneurs' Group at Coutts, the largest business segments of the bank with 20,000 clients in the UK. He also leads Coutts’ increasing involvement in social enterprise.
Andrew joined Coutts in 2001 and has recently returned from creating a private bank in China from scratch.
He began his career as an investment banker in London and New York before moving to be Finance Director of NatWest’s International Businesses Division in 1993. After three years running banking businesses offshore he returned to New York in 1999 for two years to act as country head for NatWest Group’s US businesses.
Andrew is active in supporting the arts and in addition to Mountview is on the boards of the Royal College of Music, Photographers' Gallery and Chisenhale Gallery as well as the individual donors committee of Almeida Theatre.
Paul Roberts, OBE
Paul Roberts is Chair of the trustees for Creativity, Culture and Education.
A graduate in philosophy and mathematics, a teacher and schools' inspector, Paul Roberts was Director of Education in Nottingham and subsequently in Haringey leading the Government intervention in Haringey Council. He was a director of Capita Strategic Education Services before joining the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) for local government.
At IDeA he was Director of Strategy and subsequently Managing Director, overseeing the organization’s £50m programmes of work based on knowledge management, peer review and support for local authority elected members.
As author of the joint DfES/DCMS report “Nurturing Creativity in Young People”, Paul was adviser to government ministers on the development of the cultural offer for young people and is now Chair of the trustees for Creativity, Culture and Education (www.cceengland.org) as well as holding board positions with Nottingham Contemporary, Public Services Innovation Laboratory Board at National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Innovation Unit and Greenwood Trust. He is currently a member of the monitoring board for the National Music Education Plan.
Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to education and the creative industries.
Patrick is Director of Globe Education.
Patrick Spottiswoode joined Shakespeare’s Globe in 1984 and became Founding Director, Globe Education in 1989. Globe Education now engages 23 full-time staff, over 60 freelance practitioners and welcomes over 100,000 people a year of all ages and nationalities for workshops, projects, events and courses. In 1995 Patrick initiated a 30-year project to stage readings and record all surviving plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries. In 2000 he established the first King’s/Globe MA in Shakespeare Studies. Globe Education provides MA modules for over 100 students and a one-year BFA acting programme.
In 2006 Patrick established the annual Sam Wanamaker Festival with the Conference of Drama Schools. He was awarded the President’s Medal by the CDS in 2007. Globe Education presents an annual professional production created especially for over 18,000 young people who all receive free tickets. Patrick has co-directed academic conferences at the Globe, in Italy and the USA.
In 2007 Patrick originated the annual publication of the Globe Folio facsimiles and commissioned Goethe on Shakespeare, published in 2010. In 2011, he was awarded an Honorary PhD by Warwick University and an Honorary Fellowship from King’s College London. He is currently the President of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America.
Vincent is an architect/developer and experienced board-level executive with particular experience in creating, planning and realising commercial and arts sector development projects.
A founder member and senior director of Stanhope Properties plc, he has since been involved as an entrepreneur and consultant in many arts projects, including the realisation of the Sainsbury Wing of National Gallery and the early stages of the redevelopment of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
He was Chair of Hampstead Theatre from 2001-2004, having previously worked as a director of the theatre to develop its new building. Alongside his commitment to Mountview, Vincent is currently managing a new development project for Donmar Warehouse.