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Veronica Wadley : Chair

Veronica Wadley

Veronica Wadley is Chair of Arts Council England London.  

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

She is now Senior Advisor to the Mayor of London (Team London, Volunteering, Charities and Sponsorship).

She has raised funds for a number of charities and is currently Chairman of the Mayor’s Music Fund, a charity which she co-founded in 2011 to give music scholarships to young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds. She is also a Governor of the Yehudi Menuhin School and a member of the GLA’s Music Education Steering Group. Previously she was a trustee of Northern Ballet and an advisor to Greenhouse Schools.

She is also a non-executive director of the Berkeley Group and an Independent Director of Times Newspapers Holdings.

Term of Appointment: 1 July 2010 – 30 June 2018. (Reappointed 1 July 2014)

Council members