Carol Rue – Chair
Carol is an experienced Senior Executive and Board Member. She is Chair of WPF Therapy (a mental health charity) and a Council Member at Goldsmiths University. Her leadership career spans senior roles in public and private sectors, in the UK and internationally, with a particular emphasis on marketing and business development. Carol has an Executive MBA from London Business School and is a qualified and experienced developmental coach, with Post Graduate Diplomas from Birkbeck and Oxford Brookes. Carol is passionate about the arts in general and is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for underrepresented people.
Yvonne J Foster
Yvonne J Foster is a Brighton based artist and designer. She hand makes miniature works of art, books and tiny boxes using paper collage; creates graphic images; and uses art to process thoughts and emotions. Yvonne has been working with Creative Future since 2012. As someone who has attended our courses, spoken at events and worked in partnership with us, Yvonne has a thorough understanding of the work we do and as a result she is able to provide feedback to ensure we are always improving the services we offer. Yvonne has also worked with Grassroots Suicide Prevention; Make Your Mark – Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Arts Programme; and Mind Brighton supporting Arts for Health and those with mental health issues in Sussex.
Ex CFWA Project Manager (Nov 2016-Dec 2017), Author of YA novel 'Outside' published by Penguin Random House in 2019, shortlisted for Mslexia Children’s Novel award, content creator for Jericho Writers and previously worked in digital publishing. You can find more details about her writing here.
Carole has supported Creative Future since the beginning 2016 on a voluntary basis. She has a working background as a marketing and PR professional with extensive knowledge both on the agency and client side. Currently she works for Lloyds Bank as a Communications Manager. Carole has worked in a number of different Marketing and Communications teams since joining the Company and her current role is now as Planning & Strategy Manager within their Investment Communications Team. In this role she has specific responsibility for content communications delivery, channel delivery planning and research. Prior to joining Lloyds, for many years she was a Director of a small marketing agency which offered a niche marketing support to large corporate organisations. She is also active within the Brighton community, volunteering and Chairing the committee of the Brighton & Hove Branch of Parkinson’s UK.
Jenni has over 25 years experience of both mainstream and culturally-specific arts practice and delivery. She is the founding Director of Urbanflo Creative Consultancy (www.urbanflo.com), a socially engaged collective of arts professionals who share a vision of equity and excellence in the cultural sector, specialising in participatory and inclusive initiatives, offering expert advice and creative support to individuals, groups and organisations across all sectors. Jenni was recently elected as a board member of Brighton & Hove’s Arts & Creative Industries Commission, and was previously listed amongst the top 50 “Women to Watch”in the Cultural Leadership Programme’s prestigious national list.
Patrick has a background in Fine Art, having specialised in Printmaking and Illustration at Newcastle University. He is also a brand consultant and independent creative director with a focus on corporate communications. His extensive work for charities and not-for-profits led him to question of if there was a more direct way to make use of his artistic and his marketing and digital skills to benefit his community. He is excited to see the positive outcomes that Creative Future has achieved in the past and keen to develop and promote this in the years to come. Patrick is also the Director of Furious Goose, creating high quality pocket squares, bow ties and scarves. See more at www.furiousgoose.co.uk and www.patrickmorrison.co.uk