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Information about our London Area Council and its members.

Veronica Wadley : Chair

Veronica Wadley

Veronica Wadley is Chair of Arts Council, London and a member of Arts Council England.

She has had a distinguished career as a journalist, as Editor of the London Evening Standard from 2002-2009 and previously as Deputy Editor of the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. During her seven years at the Standard, she was a champion of the arts and chaired the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and Film Awards. 

She is a non-executive director of the Berkeley Group and an Independent Director of Times Newspapers Holdings. In the last three years she has become a Governor of the Yehudi Menuhin School, and a trustee of Northern Ballet and the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians. She also  is a member of the GLA’s Music Education Steering Group and advises the Greenhouse Schools Project, a charity which provides sports programmes for teenagers in London from disadvantaged backgrounds.

She was appointed Senior Advisor to the Mayor of London (Team London, Volunteering, Charities and Sponsorship) in 2012.

Council members