Sir John Tusa |  Patron

Sir John Tusa has had a wide ranging career in arts administration and in radio and television journalism. He is currently co-chairman of the European Union Youth Orchestra  from 2014 a Trustee of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation and until recently, was chairman of the British Architecture Trust Board, RIBA.  He was chair of the Clore Leadership Programme, (2009-14) managing director of the City of London’s Barbican Centre (1995 -97), managing director of the BBC World Service (1986-93) and a main presenter of BBC 2's Newsnight programme (1980-86). He has served on the Boards of the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the English National Opera, the Design Museum and Wigmore Hall.  He has written extensively on the arts and its importance to society. His latest book on the crises in major arts and culture boards, On Board, has just been published and previous books include Pain in the Arts (2014),  Engaged with the Arts: Writings from the Frontline (2007) and Art Matters (2000).  

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