Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the organisation responsible for the operation of Portsmouth Guildhall, is delighted to announce Greg Perry as its new Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Greg brings a wealth of experience to the Trust having worked at senior management level within multiple cultural organisations in the UK and in the US including The Art Institute of Chicago, Rutgers University (New Jersey), the National Gallery, Imperial War Museums and more locally, as Director at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. Greg has a background in the arts and in law and has a great interest in music and the performing arts. He has focused his work in the cultural sector on organisational planning, strategic budgeting and audience-informed programming.
Greg says, “It is an honour to join the Portsmouth Cultural Trust board as Chairman. The Trust is a vibrant organisation and the Guildhall an invaluable resource for Portsmouth and the region. I very much look forward to becoming involved in the community and working with my fellow board members, CEO Andy Grays and the team to ensure that the Trust continues to support the historic Guildhall and generate compelling and enjoyable programmes.”
Also joining as a new member of the Trust is Claire Hardy, who has worked within education and heritage, most recently at Vivacity, Peterborough’s Leisure Trust. Claire will provide support and experience to Portsmouth Guildhall’s Participate programme which aims to transform lives by inspiring, exciting and educating people through music, art and culture.
CEO of Portsmouth Guildhall, Andy Grays, states, “The appointment of Greg Perry as our new Chair is a clear statement of our ambition. He brings to the Cultural Trust a wealth of cultural experience and skill which underlines our commitment to building the Guildhall into one of this country’s leading concert halls and cultural facilities.”