Lizzie Crump is the Co-Director of the Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA), a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture. She also runs What Next?, a national movement of arts and cultural organisations and artists which aims to bring people together to champion and strengthen the role of culture in society. She is particularly passionate about creating new ways of working and thinking, about partnership, collaboration and about children’s literature. Lizzie has worked for a local authority, for Arts Council England, as Cultural Advisor to Partnerships for Schools (now part of the Department of Education), as an associate with the Innovation Unit and as a freelance consultant. She was the 2011/12 Clore Leadership Learning Fellow and is a trustee of the English and Media Centre, the Poetry Society and a governor of Leyton Sixth Form College.