Flick Rea has been a Councillor in Camden since 1986. She was leader of Camden's Liberal Democrat Group until May 2005 and cabinet member for culture and sport from 2006-2010. She was Chair of the Local Government Association's Culture, Tourism and 2012 Board from February 2012- August 2015 and was formerly vice-chair of London Councils Arts, Tourism and 2012 Forum. Flick's background is theatre and she has a lifelong passion for the arts. She was formerly on the Boards of Camden Arts Centre and Hampstead Theatre, Chair of the London Libraries Development Agency, a member of MLA London and is currently on the Board of the Charles Dickens Museum. She was awarded an MBE in 2013.