Sue Hoyle OBE
Director of the Clore Leadership Programme and Programme Adviser to the ACLP

Sue Hoyle is the Director of the Clore Leadership Programme. She has extensive experience of senior positions in the arts: prior to joining the Clore Leadership Programme, she was Executive Director of The Place, London's international centre for contemporary dance. Other previous posts include Head of Arts for the British Council in Paris and Deputy Secretary General of Arts Council England. Sue is a Cultural Fellow of King’s College London and Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University. She was a Trustee of the British Council from 2008 – 2014.

Daniel K L Chua
Director of the ACLP and Music Professor, Faculty of Arts, HKU

Before joining Hong Kong University as the Head of the School of Humanities, Daniel K. L. Chua, was a fellow and the Director of Studies at St John’s College, Cambridge, and later Professor of Music Theory and Analysis at King’s College London. He was a Henry Fellow at Harvard and is the recipient of the 2004 Royal Musical Association’s Dent Medal. He has written widely on music, from Monteverdi to Stravinsky; his publications include The ‘Galitzin’ Quartets of Beethoven, and Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning.

Maria Balshaw
Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries

As Director of these two major institutions, holding internationally important collections of fine and decorative art of more than 80,000 objects, she is responsible for the artistic and strategic vision for each gallery. An academic by training, she has worked as a Director within the cultural sector for the past 10 years. Maria has also recently taken on the role of Director of Culture for Manchester City Council and was appointed as a board member of Arts Council England in April 2014. Maria was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the arts in June 2015.

Mark Ball
Artistic Director and Chief Executive, LIFT

Mark was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Executive of LIFT in April 2009. From 1998 - 2007 he led Fierce!, the West Midlands-based international festival of performance. A former Clore Fellow (2006/2007), Mark is the winner of the Institute of Director’s Young Director of the Year and in 2012 was named by Time Out and The Stage as one of the ten most influential people in British theatre. He is a Trustee of Frantic Assembly and the Chair of artsdepot. Mark has recently completed a job-share in the role of Executive Director Arts & Culture at Arts Council England.

Ada Wong, JP (黃英琦)
Founder & Hon Chief Executive, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture

Ada has led a varied and boundary crossing career as lawyer, local politician, cultural advocate, educator, social entrepreneur and a staunch advocate of social innovation, creative education and cultural development. She founded Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC) and then Hong Kong’s only art high school”, the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. She then founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (, a regional platform to nurture and inspire the next generation of innovators and changemakers. Her latest social venture is The Good Lab (, a co-working space and hub for social innovation and entrepreneurship.

John Holden
Visiting Professor, City University, London, and Associate, Demos

John is Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds and an Associate at the think-tank Demos. He is a writer, speaker and commentator on many aspects of culture; publications include The Ecology of Culture, Influence and Attraction and Cultural Value and the Crisis of Legitimacy. He is co-author of the Cultural Leadership Handbook. John is a Trustee of the Clore Leadership Programme, and also The Hepworth, Wakefield, and a member of the Learning Committee of the Design Museum, and of the European Expert Network on Culture.

Andrea Stark FRSA
Director of Foundation for FutureLondon

Andrea Stark is the inaugural Director of Foundation for FutureLondon, supporting the development of a new cultural and educational district at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. Previously, she led the transformation of a derelict site into High House Production Park, a national centre of excellence for creative industries production and training. She led Arts Council England’s work with local and national governments on place, economy and skills. Andrea is a creative economy expert for British Council and council member of the Creative Industries Federation.

Dr. Wong Chi Chung, Elvin (黃志淙)
Assistant Director of the General Education Unit, HKU

Chi Chung is the assistant director of the General Education Unit of HKU, a DJ of Commercial Radio 2 / 903 and a columnist focusing on international music and local indie music culture; he is also an independent curator of cross-cultural projects.

Rick Tang
Philanthropic Catalyst

A lawyer by training, Rick has lived and worked in 6 countries for top-tier multinationals in senior management positions. He left the corporate world in 2006 to manage his family assets. He advises family foundations on philanthropy. He serves as a trustee for Fu Tak Iam Foundation and chairs its Grants Allocation Committee. All his services are pro-bono.

Eleanor Appleby
Brand Engagement and Communications Specialist, Jane Wentworth Associates

Eleanor is a brand engagement and communications specialist at Jane Wentworth Associates, a leading international consultancy for brand in the cultural sector. Her clients include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) Denmark, and the Nationalmuseum Sweden. Prior to joining JWA she was Head of Marketing at English National Opera, and before that Communications Manager at the V&A, where she oversaw the museum’s extensive brand engagement programme, led the V&A’s audience insight team and developed marketing campaigns for major exhibitions.

John Newbigin OBE
Cultural Entrepreneur

John is Chairman of Creative England; of Cinema Arts Network; and of the British Council’s Advisory Group for Arts and the Creative Economy. As Special Advisor to the Minister for Culture he was closely involved in developing the UK government’s first policies for the creative industries. He was Head of Corporate Relations for Channel 4 Television and a policy advisor to the UK Labour Party leader, Neil Kinnock, taking responsibility for environmental and cultural issues, amongst others.

Prof. Lui Tai Lok (呂大樂)
Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies, EdUHK

Prior to joining The Education University of Hong Kong, Prof. Lui was Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) where he also took up the position of Associate Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences (2010-2011) and the headship of the Department of Sociology (2011-2014). Professor Lui has widely researched and published in topics including class analysis, economic sociology, urban sociology, and Hong Kong society. He also actively contributes to the Hong Kong community by serving on various committees in governmental and professional bodies as well as those related to social services over the years.

Dick Robertson
Director, Dick Robertson Associates Ltd.

Dick is a Director and joint owner of Dick Robertson Associates Ltd, an international consultancy that develops imaginative approaches to leadership development. He has over 25 years of experience in leadership, management and senior team development as well as large and small-scale change programmes. He has a balance of experience in the cultural and corporate sectors and has worked with Clore since 2009 and with the ACLP since 2011. He has worked with a range of arts and cultural organisations both in the UK and internationally – helping with team development, leadership development and the design of large-scale participative events.

Kingsley Jayasekera
Director, Marketing & Customer Experience, West Kowloon Cultural District

Kingsley joined the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2013. Prior to this he worked for Sadler's Wells Theatre in London and for various agencies that marketed West End musicals and plays and venues like the Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Barbican Centre.

Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Choreographer and Dance Artist

Fearghus is a choreographer and dance artist. He is Artistic Director of The Casement Project, a multi-platform work taking place across the UK and Ireland. He is a former trustee of the BBC Performing Arts Fund and of Dance Digital and a former board member of Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre and of Create. Fearghus was the first Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme and continues to contribute to the programme as a facilitator, coach and speaker. He is an IRC scholar, completing a PhD at Maynooth University.

Prof. Tseng Sun Man
Adjunct Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK

Prof. Tseng Sun-man has held a number of senior arts management positions in Hong Kong, including Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society and Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Since 2002, Prof. Tseng devotes the majority of his time on arts management training in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He was Chair and Professor of the Arts Administration Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from 2006 to 2008. Prof Tseng is now Co-Programme Leader of Executive Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The Education University of Hong Kong.


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