Prue Skene CBE

Head Governance Associate

Prue Skene CBE has worked in the arts all her life, running performing companies such as Ballet Rambert and the English Shakespeare Company, setting up a Fellowship programme to give grants to artists from all artforms as Director of the Arts Foundation, and working as a freelance consultant, now mainly supporting arts organisations with their governance.

Her non-executive appointments have included President of the Theatrical Management Association, a non-executive Director of Royal United Hospital NHS Trust and of Bath Theatre Royal and Rosie Kay Dance Company, and Chair of the Arvon Foundation, Rambert Dance Company, Free Word and the Stephen Spender Trust. From 1992-2000 she was a member of the Arts Council of England, chairing its Dance and then Lottery Panels; her experiences during that time are outlined in her book, Capital Gains: How the National Lottery transformed England’s Arts, published in October 2017.

Prue is Head Governance Associate of Clore Leadership and has led its Board Development programme since 2007, delivering Board away-days and training days as well as governance sessions on the Clore Courses. She is currently Chair of Cardboard Citizens and trustee of the Nureyev Foundation. She was awarded a CBE in the 2000 Birthday Honours List for services to the arts, especially dance.