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Arts & Culture Service Manager, Kent County Council

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Tony is responsible for several programmes of work to enable the growth of the Creative Industries, development of skills and creation of wellbeing in communities. His career in technical theatre led to management of mixed use arts venues and programmes of community engagement before managing large scale capital refurbishment projects and developing planning and business tools for the arts.

In a strategic role with Arts Council England he managed key relationships and contributed to the development of improvement tools and performance indicators for local government cultural services.

The work of his Kent team in developing a sustainable approach to cultural commissioning has become established as a national model of good practice. Formerly Vice Chair of Arts Development UK, Tony is a Cultural Peer with the Local Government Association and Chair of the Board of Trustees for Kinetika.


  • New opportunities for cost effective leisure infrastructure [read]
  • Partnership working key to delivering a quality, sustainable leisure provision [read]
  • Supporting local pubs [read]
  • Salt Ayre Leisure Centre – a real success story [read]

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