Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Dr Janet Lord –  Chair of Governors

Trust Governors

Chenayi Mutambasere

Colin Grand

John McCarthy

Nigel Howe

Julia Fawcett OBE – Chief Executive, The Lowry

Julia Fawcett is the chief executive of The Lowry, one of the largest performance and visual arts centres in the UK, located at Salford Quays in Greater Manchester.

Appointed in June 2002, she is responsible for ensuring the artistic and commercial success of the Centre, which is also a registered charity. (No: 1053962) Since she joined The Lowry, visitor numbers have risen steadily – with over 820,000 people currently passing through the doors each year – making The Lowry one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North West of England.

She has developed formal partnerships between The Lowry and Birmingham Royal Ballet, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert. In doing this, Julia has positioned the Centre as the home for touring productions of some of the UK’s leading cultural institutions.

Prior to joining The Lowry, she was the chief executive of Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd in Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s largest visitor attractions. She also spent ten years at Granada Group Plc, running a number of their commercial assets.

A graduate of Bristol University, where she studied Drama, Film & Television, Julia is now a Council Member of the University of Salford where she is Lead Member for Arts & Humanities, a Governor of a local high school and a Trustee of the University Technical College at MediaCityUK. The University of Salford conferred an honorary doctorate on Fawcett in 2008.


Staff Governors

Jane Wood-Greaves – Interim Principal

Nicky Hill – Pastoral Manager

Parent Governors

Vivien Chasey

Eloise Edwards

Clerk to Governors

Katie Russell – Executive Assistant, HR & Governance Officer

Remit of the Committees

Education Committee: Education Committee Remit

Business Committee: Business Committee Remit

Performance Review Committee: Performance Review Committee Remit

Governors Registers of Interest and Attendance

Governors Registers of Interest and Attendance