Who's Who

We are one committed and customer friendly team made up of trustees, staff and volunteers, all working together to bring you the best in arts and cultural experiences.

Our Leadership Team

Chief Executive

Marie Kirbyshaw

Director of Culture and Engagement

Karen Perkins 

Director of Finance and Resources

Brian Angell

Director of Business & Performance

Guy Smith

Director of Operations & Customer Care

Richard Clinton

Our Trustees

What they do

Luton Culture is governed by a Board of Trustees, who act as guardians of Luton’s cultural needs. The Trustees, together with senior staff, determine the strategic direction for Luton Culture. The main responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are to:

• Set directions, aims and standards
• Develop strategy
• Monitor performance
• Ensure compliance with the law and give accountability
• Ensure the Board is effective

The Trustees undertake their roles on a voluntary basis. Board selection and recruitment aims to achieve a broad representation of different backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. The Board oversees a Finance Sub-Committee and a Human Resources Sub-Committee, made up of Trustees. In addition, the Board oversees task and finish groups on varied topics as required, with trustees appointed to these groups for a finite period. Board meetings are held quarterly. In addition to trustees, the Corporate Management Team for Luton Culture also attends these meetings.

Who they are

  • Chair: Nick Gibson
  • Geoff Mulgan
  • Clive Borthwick
  • David Goodridge
  • Andy Strange
  • Mohan Ahad
  • Robert Smalley
  • Sufian Sadiq
  • Yasmin Khan
  • Carlota Larrea

Arts & Heritage

We are an arts and cultural charity for the people of Luton and beyond.


We are dedicated to giving everyone the chance to take part in learning,

Take Part

Working with our local communities is a major part of what we do.

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