Amanda Smethurst


Amanda is passionate about people and culture, and of course Hull.

Throughout her career as a community artist, the director of Artlink in Hull; and in a range of roles including director London at Arts Council England, within cultural and HE sectors, and local government; and now as a freelance facilitator and consultant, she has always championed ways for people to shape the culture and places around them.

As a Clore Fellow, she is passionate about supporting people as leaders, and through her coaching practice she enables individuals to understand what makes their heart sing.

Amanda was appointed chair of the board of trustees in January 2023.

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