Our Board

Sunderland Culture was formed in April 2016 as a partnership set up by Sunderland City Council, the University of Sunderland and the business-led Sunderland MAC (Music, Arts and Culture) Trust.

Its brief is to manage cultural venues across Sunderland and develop city-wide cultural projects.

Sunderland Culture’s activities are managed by a board comprising directors from each of the three partner organisations along with five independent members.  The chair of the board is Jane Earl.

Trustees of Sunderland Culture Charity Board are:

Jane Earl – Chair
Cllr John Price
Prof Michael Young
Ian Kershaw
Andrew MacKay
Gillian Miller
Marie Nixon
Ram Ramanathas
Roy Sandbach
Sheree Rymer
Irra Wimpenny

Directors of Sunderland Culture Trading Company include:

Gillian Miller – Chair
Rebecca Ball
Ian High
Sheree Rymer
Neil Smith
Nick Reed

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