We are delighted to announce that Gordon Watson has been appointed as the new Chair of Beam.

Gordon has been a board member since 2019 and follows Sharon Gill who had held the role since 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Sharon for all that she contributed to the organisation over the years and to welcome Gordon to his new role.

Gordon brings many years of experience of arts, museums and large-scale capital development projects, in particular with Lakeland Arts and The Hepworth Wakefield.

Gordon said –
“I am delighted to be appointed Chair at this exciting time as Beam further develops its creative work with artists and communities across the North of England. Public spaces are increasingly important to us all and I look forward to supporting Fran, Kate, Trustees and wider team in engaging artists and communities in creatively shaping and animating places in our towns, cities and countryside.

I want to thank Sharon Gill for so ably chairing Beam over the past six years. I take over knowing that Beam is thriving and highly valued for the quality of its collaborations with artists, communities and the commissioning organisations that we are privileged to work with.”

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