The Creative Quarter Company is a company limited by guarantee and has a Board of Directors who oversee our work.
The Board has been set up to represent the wide range of stakeholders in The Creative Quarter initiative including the private sector, high-profile established local businesses such as BioCity, Boots and EON, and the public sector with representatives from Nottingham City Council and both universities.
Craig Chettle, Chair
Craig Chettle, CEO of Confetti Media Group, has been a Creative Quarter board member since the initiative was launched in 2012 and was recently appointed Chair of the Board. Craig, who has previously worked as a tour manager, sound engineer and producer, founded the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in 1994. It began life as a small business and has grown to become one of the country’s leading education establishments, currently home to over 1,300 students studying vocational and degree courses in music, gaming, film & TV, digital media and events. It’s also part of the Nottingham Trent University family. The Confetti Media Group, which includes Notts TV, is now one of the main creative industry employers in the city and region, with over 250 employees and a membership of more than 300 creative businesses.
Mich Stevenson, Founding Chair
The Creative Quarter company was set up in December 2012 by founding chair Mich Stevenson, OBE, the founder of Spenbeck and the Lace Market Heritage Trust. Throughout his career, Mich has been involved with many well known organisations including Sport England, Nottingham Regeneration Ltd, East Midlands Regional Venture Capital Fund, West Midlands Regional Venture Capital Fund, Nottingham Express Transit Ltd (tram), Newark Air Museum, Nottingham’s NCCL and Galleries of Justice and the National Ice Centre.
Barbara Matthews, Board Member
Barbara is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) and Head of College (Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities) at Nottingham Trent University. She joined NTU in January 2017 and is responsible for the University’s Cultural Strategy, maximising opportunities for students and staff and supporting the development of cultural and creative organisations within the city. Barbara moved to this post from De Montfort University where she was Pro Vice-Chancellor/ Dean of Arts, Design and Humanities at and prior to this she was a Director of Arts Council, England. Barbara holds an MBE for Services to the Arts and is a Fellow of the RSA.
Mark Chivers, Board Member
Mark is the Director of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone, a partnership between Alliance Boots, Department for Communities and Local Government and Nottingham City Council. He is also a non-exec director at Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust. Mark has worked at Alliance Boots in a variety of property, marketing, procurement and operational roles.