a-n The Artists Information Company is pleased to announce eight significant new appointments to its Board: Sonia Boué, Hannah Cross, Amrita Dhallu, Skinder Hundal, Jerome Ince-Mitchell, Helen Nisbet, Keith Piper and Anjalika Sagar.
The new Board appointments include individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and collectively bring a wide range of skills to a-n. Half of the appointments are practising visual artists ensuring that artists are central to the governance of a-n.
“We are delighted to welcome our new Board members,” said Jayne Knight, Chair a-n Board.
“It is vital that our Board reflects our values and ambitions on diversity and inclusion. We have had an open and welcoming recruitment programme that has attracted a group of skilled, dynamic people. I am particularly pleased to see not only our youngest Board member to date (Jerome Ince-Mitchell) but also the introduction of a trainee Board position (Amrita Dhallu) which supports our commitment to building arts leaders.”
Jane Tarr, Director, North, Arts Council England said: “Fantastic to hear about the new appointments to a-n’s Board. Boards play an essential role in the success and sustainability of their organisations, so it’s great to see a-n put together such a brilliant and diverse group of people supporting strong governance. Together, they will bring a variety of experience, practice and knowledge that reflects the diversity and needs of the sector. ”
New Board member and CEO of New Art Exchange, Skinder Hundal , MBE, added: “a-n is an important advocate for art and artists. Its passion and quest for sharing knowledge, refining and defining critical policy and supporting the voice of artists is something that I hold dear to my work too.”
The new appointments join Chair, Jayne Knight and current board members David Cotterrell, Simon Pallett and Nicholas Sharp. Retiring from the Board are Tamsin Cox, Emily Speed and Dan Thompson.
a-n Board new appointments October 2019. (Top, l-r) Sonia Boué, Hannah Cross, Skinder Hundal MBE, Helen Nisbet, (below, l-r) Keith Piper, Jerome Ince-Mitchell, Amrita Dhallu, Anjalika Sagar. Photos: Joel Chester Fildes