SUNDERLAND Culture has a new Chair of Trustees.
Jane Earl, who had a successful career in local and national government, and the arts, has succeeded Graeme Thompson who had chaired the organisation since its inception in 2016.
Jane grew up in Sunderland, attending Monkwearmouth Academy in Seaburn Dene before studying a law degree at Leicester University.
She started her career in the legal department of the Central Electricity Generating Board before entering the world of local government.
She worked for several local authorities across the South East including Elmbridge, the London Borough of Hounslow and Reading Borough Council, where she became assistant chief executive. She was appointed Chief Executive of Wokingham Unitary Council in 1999 and in 2003 became Director or the Assets Recovery Agency, a new department set up by the Home Office to recover criminals’ ill-gotten gains.
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