Our People

Nicky Goulder

Title:
Our Chief Executive
Email:
nicky@createarts.org.uk
Twitter:
@nickygoulder

Create was born from a vision Nicky had in December 2002 of a charity that would use the power of the arts to transform lives. She is motivated by her longing for a fair, caring, inclusive society in which every individual can fulfil their potential. Prior to co-founding the charity in July 2003, she was Chief Executive of the Orchestra of St John’s. She has extensive experience in creative arts management, before which she was a Marketing Executive at KPMG. She was a volunteer Childline Counsellor for five years before becoming a Samaritan in January 2002; is on the YouthXpress leadership team at Southwark Cathedral, where she works with young people aged 11-18; and is Vice Chair of the Queen’s Nursing Institute. Nicky has a First Class BSc (Hons) in Marketing (with arts) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma. In 2013, she completed a Certificate in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London, for which she was awarded Distinction.. Nicky was recognised as Clarins Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year in 2013; received the Charity Times Rising CEO Star Highly Commended award in 2014; and was one of 30 #SocialCEO award winners in 2015.


Our Staff

Our Trustees

  • John Broadis, School Business Manager
  • Eddie Donaldson (Chairman), Business Adviser
  • Richard Duggleby, PR Consultant
  • Alistair Johnston CMG, PLC Board Member; Trustee, Design Museum
  • Vanessa Sharp (Company Secretary), Compliance Officer Legal Practice, KPMG; Silversmith and Jeweller
  • Carol Topolski, Writer

Our Creative Council

  • James Baldwin, Actor and Playwright
  • John Broadis (Chairman), School Business Manager
  • Zoe Childerley, Photographer
  • Cheryl Moskovitz, Writer
  • Mike Poyser, Musician
  • Daniel Wallis, Visual Artist

Our Development Council

  • Sally Bye, Partner, BrandPie
  • Gareth Davies, Business Development Consultant, former PwC partner
  • Alistair Johnston CMG (Chairman), PLC Board Member; Trustee, Design Museum
  • Tim Jones, Private Investor and Director
  • Michel Koch, Chief Marketing Officer, Time Inc UK
  • Michael Llewelyn-Jones, Senior corporate banker
  • Alan Paul, Senior Consultant, Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Vanessa Sharp, Compliance Officer Legal Practice, KPMG; Silversmith and Jeweller

Our PR Council

  • Jim Bowes, CEO, Manifesto
  • Jo Clark, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, Street Child United
  • Richard Duggleby (Chairman), PR Consultant
  • Lisa Jedan, Global Director, Brand PR & Corporate Communications, Bacardi
  • Marit Meyer-Bell, PR Consultant
  • Julian Roup, Director, Bendigo Communications

Our Honorary Advisory Council

  • Peter Estlin, Alderman & Sheriff
  • Andrew Moorfield, Senior corporate banker
  • Tim Robertson, Director, Royal Society of Literature
  • Colin Sheaf, Chairman, Bonhams UK and Asia
  • Emily Stubbs, Director of Development, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Our Artists

Our programmes are delivered by exceptional artists who share our commitment to transforming lives. All are professionals in their specialist field (eg: dancers, musicians, photographers, writers, sculptors, actors) who combine a passion for their artform with a love of people. They have outstanding communication skills and a wealth of experience in leading creative arts projects in challenging community settings. They place participants’ ideas and creativity at the heart of every Create project, inspiring, encouraging and motivating children and adults alike to develop learning and social skills, become more self-confident and have fun.

Read more about our artists.