Anna Matthews

Cultural leader working to turn around social outcomes by supporting and inspiring others to discover the world around them and explore issues through arts and heritage. Passionate about culture-led place-shaping through partnership. Expertise in cultural development, business change and strategy, programme management and capital projects. Freelance composer and flautist.

Anna is currently manager of Torbay's Great Place Scheme, leading partners across the area to incorporate arts and culture to deliver their own priorities and shape an ambitious future for the area. Formerly, she was Project & Programme Manager at Libraries Unlimited where she lead on strategic development and infrastructure projects, including setting up Libraries Unlimited and the associated transfer of Devon County Council's library services to the new charity during 2015-16. Previous experience includes leading on multi-million-pound capital schemes, funding bids and tenders. Anna has been commended for her commitment to engaging communities in her projects.