06 Feb Rosie Millard OBE appointed Chair of Colchester Firstsite’s Board of Trustees
Rosie Millard OBE has been appointed the new Chair of Firstsite’s Board of Trustees.
Rosie is currently the Chair of BBC Children in Need, which last year raised a total of £60.7m and supported 2,562 projects to help children and families in poverty and crisis throughout the UK. She is also CEO of Children and the Arts, a national charity that helps all children experience the arts in a high-quality and sustained way regardless of circumstance or background.
Formerly the BBC’s Arts Correspondent, a role she held for a decade, Rosie is a freelance journalist and broadcaster and the author of four books, one of which, ‘The Tastemakers’ (Thames & Hudson), a survey of British contemporary art, is on the required reading list at the University of Arts London. She is also a Trustee of Opera North and was previously a Trustee of the Carnegie (UK) Foundation, Home Live Art and Modern Art Oxford.
From June 2014 – March 2018, Rosie served as the Chair of Hull City of Culture 2017, for which she was awarded an OBE. In this role, she oversaw an immersive programme of 2,800 events, cultural activities, installations and exhibitions and drove through her guiding vision to make culture accessible to all – an ambition that resulted in over 95 percent of Hull residents attending at least one of its events, with a total audience of 5.3 million.