Hilary Carty was appointed Director of Clore Leadership in September 2017.
She started her career in the performing arts, specializing in dance and becoming General Manager of the Adzido Dance Company (1990-94), before being appointed as Director of Dance for Arts Council England (1994-2003). Following this she was appointed to senior roles in policy development in the Arts Council and contributed to the formation of the cultural programme of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
She is well known for her period as director of the £22m government-funded Cultural Leadership Programme between 2006 and 2011. Since then she has worked in the UK and overseas as a consultant in the arts and cultural industries, and most recently as a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Management and Business, King’s College, London, for which in 2017 she directed an international Executive Leadership Programme: Leading Culture in the 21st Century. Hilary works as a coach, and has written and lectured widely on the subjects of leadership and cultural development.
She currently serves as a member of the Learning and Participation Committee of the Royal Opera House, a trustee of the Horniman Museum & Gardens, a governor of De Montfort University, a director of Creative United and a member of the London Committee of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Previous appointments include being a trustee of the Arts Foundation and a director of the Siobhan Davies Dance Company.