Jeremy Newton

Jeremy studied modern languages at St John’s College, Cambridge and then joined Coopers & Lybrand, training and qualifying as a chartered accountant, later becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA).  

He has had a wide-ranging career in senior management positions in the arts, starting as Chief Executive of the Eastern Arts Board and subsequently setting up and running the Arts Lottery Fund. He then became the first Chief Executive of NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts), leading to his award of an honorary doctorate by Loughborough University for his services to science, technology and the arts. After seven years at NESTA, he left to establish the Louise T Blouin Foundation, an international philanthropic foundation working with cutting-edge scientists and artists and then joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) as Managing Director.  

In 2009, Jeremy became Chief Executive of the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and then joined Guildhall in early 2018. He also holds the role of Culture, Arts & Media Fellow at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and serves on the Trustee Board of the Geffrye Museum. 

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