Lee Corner : Chair (interim)
Lee Corner specialises in the development of organisations in the creative industries and the third sector. Her work focuses on the essentials: vision and values, seizing opportunities, planning and strategy, structure and governance, growth and development.
Since 1990 she has worked with national and regional development bodies (Arts Councils, RDAs, Foundations), producing companies (arts, design, media), community organisations (social enterprises, co-operatives), arts venues (theatres, galleries), small businesses and local authority departments.
In the creative sector, Lee has devised specialist programmes in capacity building and professional development for small companies and individuals, which she now runs across the UK and overseas.
Since 2009 she has worked with the British Council on its Creative Enterprise programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, and she delivers an annual programme of 'Survival Skills' for artists in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Lee completed her term of office as chair of The Media Centre in 2010 having joined the Board in 2000. She served on the Creative Industries Advisory Panel of the British Council and on the Advisory Panel of the Northern Way until their demise in 2008. In March 2009 Lee was selected to serve on the first Board of Directors for the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills.
Term of appointment: 1 February 2013 - 30 June 2013