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Tate Director appointed as Arts Council England, South East Chair

  • Date: 22 December 2009
  • Area: South East

Caroline Collier, a Director at Tate National, has been appointed as Arts Council England, South East's new Chair. Caroline, who takes up the position in the New Year, brings with her a wealth of experience - particularly of the visual arts and galleries sector.

Sally Abbott, Regional Director of Arts Council England, South East, said: 'We are absolutely delighted with this appointment. The south east is home to some of the country's most inspiring artists and Caroline will be a real asset to them. Caroline is a committed and energetic advocate for the arts and I am very much looking forward to working with her.'

Caroline has nearly 30 years professional experience in the field of visual arts. She joined Tate in October 2005 as Head of National Initiatives, from Arnolfini, the contemporary arts organisation in Bristol, where she had been Director since 1999. Before that she was at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex; where she was responsible for the Pavilion’s arts and restoration programmes. She has worked for South East Arts Board, Brighton Museums and the Hayward Gallery and as a freelance writer and exhibitions organiser.

Caroline's tenure runs until January 2014.