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BALTIC announces new trustees

Apr 14, 2016 | Regional Business

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has announced the appointment of five new trustees.

Louise Wilson, Graham Thrower, Manohari Saravanamuttu, Joanna Feeley (pictured L-R) and Tina Gharavi have joined the Gateshead venue’s board of trustees.

Louise has an art and exhibition background to bring to the table, while Graham has extensive experience in global investment and economic development as well as running a record label and music business.

Manohari is experienced in business development, Tina is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter and director, while Joanna has advised some of the world’s best retailers, brands, architects and design agencies on marketing decisions.

BALTIC director Sarah Munro, said: “My team and I are delighted by the calibre of our newly recruited trustees.

“They each bring an outstanding skill-set to add to an already strong and focused board. As we move forward into BALTIC’s next phase of development I am confident they will contribute significantly to the organisation meeting and exceeding the ambitions for our programme, our visitors, and our stakeholders.

“I warmly welcome all five new trustees to BALTIC.”

Peter Buchan, chair of BALTIC board of trustees said: “There has been a fantastic response to our national search for new members and I am delighted that our new appointments will enrich the board with a mixture of talent; from a practicing artist with an international reputation to influential business leaders with design, marketing and development specialisms.

“The new board members bring additional strength and depth to ensure that we continue to build on BALTIC’s success for the future.”

BALTIC, situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, has welcomed over six million visitors since opening to the public in July 2002.

The venue has gained an international reputation for its commissioning of cutting-edge temporary exhibitions. It has presented the work of over 350 artists from 53 countries in 190 exhibitions to date.