Our Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Dickins CBE as its new Chair from 1 January 2022.
Rob Dickins brings to Pitzhanger a wealth of expertise in leadership roles across the music, arts and entertainment sectors, spanning four decades.
Rob was Managing Director of Warner Bros Music Publishing, International Vice President and later Chairman of leading record company Warner Music UK, and the longest serving Chair of the music industry trade organisation, the BPI. He established independent label Instant Karma and music publishing company Dharma Music. In 2002, he was awarded a CBE for services to the music industry in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list. He has worked closely with, among many others, Enya, Madonna, Madness, Seal, REM, Cher, Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart and Vangelis.
Rob has held senior Board positions in major arts organisations including as a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum (where he was also a Director of V&A Enterprises), National Portrait Gallery, Handel House, The Watts Gallery and Youth Music. He has been Chair of the Museum of Childhood, The Theatres Trust, and The British Architectural Trust at RIBA. He has been a Visiting Professor of the University of the Arts, London Metropolitan University, Berklee College and has lectured extensively on the arts.
Clare Gough, Director of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, said “We are delighted to welcome Rob Dickins. Having opened successfully in 2019 but then had to close due to COVID just twelve months later, we really look forward to working with Rob and benefitting from his extensive experience as we address the exciting but challenging period ahead.”
Rob Dickins succeeds Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles who has been Chair of Pitzhanger’s Board of Trustees since 1 November 2012. We are very grateful for his contribution during this transformational time, which has seen Pitzhanger reopen to the public in 2019 after a three year, £12M award-winning restoration project, launch a leading programme of exhibitions, events and learning, double visitor numbers and raise significant funds.
Please see our full press release here.