Prue Skene joins Citz as Chair of the Board

Posted on: 07 November 2016

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Cardboard Citizens is pleased to announce that Prue Skene has joined the organisation as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Prue has had a long career in arts management, holding top positions at the English Shakespeare Company and Rambert. She has held trustee positions at, among others, Theatre Royal, Bath and NESTA, and has previously chaired The Arvon Foundation (2001-2005), Rambert (2000-2009) and Free Word (2000-2014). Prue was also a member of the Arts Council England from 1992 to 2000, and she continues to work as an independent freelance consultant and leads on Board development for the Clore Leadership Programme. She was awarded a CBE in 2000 for services to the arts, especially dance.

Commenting on her new role, Prue said: “I’m deeply honoured to have been invited to chair Cardboard Citizens. It is a company whose work I greatly admire, particularly as it directs the power of theatre towards one of the most pressing social problems of today, homelessness. I look forward to working with Adrian Jackson and the rest of his talented and committed staff and to chairing a Board that Graham seems to have made a model of good practice. He will be a hard act to follow.”

Adrian Jackson, Cardboard Citz's Artistic Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Prue to the Board. Citz have been blessed with a succession of extremely talented and committed Chairs in our history and I am confident that Prue will take us forward to our next exciting chapter.”

Prue succeeds Graham Fisher as Chair, following an amazing six years leading the Board. Cardboard Citz would like to say a huge thank you to Graham for all he has achieved during his tenure.