Director of Arts Technology and Innovation, Arts Council England

Tonya Nelson

Wednesday 13 November, 09:15 – 10:15

Tonya Nelson has led a number of cultural organisations since entering the sector 12 years ago. She was recently appointed to be the first Director of Arts Technology and Innovation at Arts Council England after co-authoring the DCMS policy report Culture is Digital.  She is also currently Chair of the Bomb Factory Arts Foundation board of trustees, Chair of the UK Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM UK), and sits on the board of trustees of The National Gallery. In addition, Tonya sits on the Art World Professional Advisory Group of Christie’s Education. She was formerly Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes at University College London (UCL). Prior to entering the cultural sector, she was a barrister and management consultant in Washington, DC where she grew up.