NN boasts a dedicated board with members responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation as well as being advocates for NN and lending their specialist skills for NN’s staff to draw upon.
Paul Greco is an artist and printmaker who has exhibited nationally and was a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of the Arts at The University of Northampton until retiring in 2013. He was actively involved in the Open Spaces, Open Places project, organising the temporary installation of work by local artists in a variety of locations within Northampton. His research explores the relationship between traditional and digital technologies and the link between graphic language and the development of contemporary visual systems and environments.
Tom Higginson is a chartered town planner, working for Network Rail, where he is Director of Planning. He is particularly interested in the role that the creative and cultural sectors play in delivering high quality and successful town centre regeneration initiatives through the provision of places and spaces. He is a passionate advocate of the visual arts.
Andy Hewitt is an artist and academic teaching practice and theory at the University of Northampton. He is founding co-editor of Art and the Public Sphere Journal, a cross-disciplinary journal that combines the study of art, politics and geography. Andy is an artist and from 2004 worked collaboratively with Dave Beech and Mel Jordan as the Freee Art Collective. He currently works with Jordan as the Partizan Social Club. In his participatory artworks, he devises strategies to occupy the public sphere as a site of contestation, social transformation and agency.
Dylan Fox is an artist based in Northampton. Through a practice that is largely dialogical and participatory, Fox explores the physical, medical, emotional and social aspects of gender transition; specifically, the frustration felt with inefficient transgender healthcare pathways. His work is hinged on how social constructs affect people, aiming to question and shift these constructs, generating work through social interaction, working with other artists and the public.
Heather Peak Morrison has established an ambitious collaborative practice over the past fifteen years that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre. She is co-director, with Ivan Morison, of Studio Morison, their artist-led creative practice which supports and realizes their ideas and projects. On a societal level Studio, Morison is working to re-establish aspects of civic life and on a human level, it looks to bring meaning, beauty and change into everyday life. Heather has exhibited internationally including solo projects at Tate Modern, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Vancouver Art Gallery, The National Trust, National Theatre Wales and represented Wales at the Venice Biennial. Heather is also employed as a strategist and convener for Heart of Glass, St Helens leading on a major project, Bliss Park, a sculptural skateable, civic square and working on a socially engaged public art policy for St. Helen’s.
Deborah De Haes is an Executive Coach and Executive Director of Renew Consulting and organisation that inspires organisational excellence through Executive Coaching, Team Coaching and Team Development. Deborah specialises in working with individuals and teams to develop inner resourcefulness. Her experience includes having worked with over 20 NHS Trusts, mainly at Board level, developing team performance and culture.