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Naomi Timperley takes over as our Chair of the Board

We're very pleased to announce Naomi Timperley as our new Interim Chair of the board

Already a member of the FutureEverything board, Naomi is one of the UK’s leading digital industry consultants. She replaces Vikas Shah MBE, who has been our Chair since May, 2015.

Naomi says, “FutureEverything’s reputation as a global arts and digital organisation continues. We are at the forefront of digital culture – solving problems by combining art, tech and digital. Being the new Interim Chair is a huge honour and I am excited to be working with such an incredible female-led team.”

We have been extremely lucky to have had Vikas as our Chair for the last four years. His support has been invaluable in helping steer FutureEverything through a period of change and reorganisation. However, after working with Naomi for some time, we’re extremely excited for her to step into the role of Interim Chair. We know she brings a high level of energy, expertise and enthusiasm to the role and are excited about what the future holds.

Vikas noted, “Naomi brings extraordinary market knowledge, network and a depth of experience that will help drive FutureEverything to the next level. She’s been an engaged and active Board Member for some time, and we look forward to seeing her shine as our Interim Chair.

FutureEverything has recently gone through a significant period of change and transformation. As such, Naomi and the Board decided to make the role interim for one year to allow for a process of change management through the organisation, before solidifying the board and business plan in 2020.

Naomi will lead our board, whose members include: FutureEverything Founder Drew Hemment, David Edmundson-Bird (MMU), Laura Sillars (MoMa Middlesbrough), Viv Parry (Finance Specialist), Ismail Erturk (Arts/Finance Specialist), Lady Sue Grantchester (Lawyer), Emma Sheldon (Export Specialist) and Vikas Shah MBE, who remains on the board.

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