To promote the role of the culture and tourism sectors in improving the quality of life and increasing economic vitality of Coventry & Warwickshire. It will champion the City of Culture 2021 programme. 


  • Provide a strategic overview of the culture and tourism sectors.
  • Facilitate growth and continually improving performance within the culture and tourism sectors.
  • Support Coventry's City of Culture 2021 programme.
  • Celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy.


Board Lead: TBC

Operational Chair: Steve Maxey

Alan Rivett, Warwick Arts Centre

Diana Owen, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Steven Parissien/Rachel Davies, Compton Verney

Joanna Reid, Belgrade Theatre

David Nuttall, Coventry City Council

Gary Hall, Culture Coventry

Helen Peters, Shakespeare’s England

David Collins, RSC

John Laidlaw, Live and Local

Alex Holmes, Warwickshire County Council

Catherine Nisbet, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery