enables government and business to deliver on human development through the arts
The Global Arts Impact Agenda Team
Caroline WATSON, Executive Director
Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Role of the Arts in Society
Founder of Hua Dan: China’s first and only social enterprise that uses participatory theatre as a tool for the empowerment of migrant women and children
Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum since 2011
Formed Scheherazade Consulting, which provides corporate training services on global leadership issues, with a particular focus on the emerging world.
Nigel OSBORNE, Chairman
Served as Reid Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh
Winner of the Opera Prize of Radio Suisse Romande and Ville de Geneve, the Netherlands Gaudeamus Prize, and the Radcliffe Award
Prolific as a composer and for supporting global projects to use music and the creative arts to help disadvantaged children and those suffering from trauma as a result of war
Fanny OLLIVIER, Director of Charter Administration
15 years of experience in the arts as an administrator and event planner.
Formerly Arts & Culture programmer at the World Economic Forum and Manager for the Global Agenda Council on the Role of the Arts in Society.
Passionate about cultural heritage law, the power of the arts in society and is driven by the need to foster international dialogue through cultural diplomacy.
Richard SOBEY, Director of International Strategic Initiatives
An international strategic planning consultant, working across the cultural, development, heritage, urban planning and land management sectors
30 years experience designing and delivering international cultural projects that aspire to effect permanent change in how we think about living together; that impact on local neighbourhoods and gathering places and that empower communities and individuals.
Honorary Research Fellow at UK’s University of Leeds School of Performance and Cultural Industries.
Advisory Board Members
Carol BECKER, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts.
Yvonne CHAKA CHAKA, Highly respected South African singer, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher Kathryn DOVEY, Tax specialist in OECD within the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.