Director - Paul Kirkman
Paul Kirkman joined us as Acting Director on 5 November 2012 and is on a year long secondment as part of his position of Head of Arts and Creative Industries at the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
Paul joined the Department for Culture Media and Sport in September 2005 as Head of Museums & Libraries. He was a Clore Fellow in 2009 and led the DCMS’s work on the 2010 Spending Review. He is now Head of Arts and Creative Industries at DCMS.
Previously, Paul studied Philosophy at Edinburgh University before joining HM Treasury. In between three spells at the Treasury he was Private Secretary to the Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, studied for an MA in Art History at Goldsmiths College and was Head of Policy & Planning at the Natural History Museum.