Nicky Chance-Thompson DL Appointed Deputy Chair of Mayor’s Culture Committee
CEO of The Piece Hall Trust Nicky Chance-Thompson has been appointed as the new Deputy Chair of the Mayor of West Yorkshire’s Culture Committee, which supports the growth of the region’s creative sector.
Nicky has been at the helm of The Piece Hall since 2017 overseeing the development of an outstanding arts, culture and community events programme transforming this unique heritage site into a world class visitor attraction.
She joined the Culture Committee as a private sector member last year.
Nicky Chance Thompson DL, Chief Executive of the Piece Hall Trust, said:
“I feel really honoured to have been appointed Deputy Chair of the Mayor’s culture committee.
“In these challenging times, the role of culture has never been more important. As well as making a significant economic contribution, culture brings people together, challenges our thinking and makes us feel good.”
“The next few years are important ones for West Yorkshire and will see us showcase and celebrate the very best of our cultural talent. I look forward to supporting the Mayor in achieving her ambitions for the region.”
Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Nicky to her new role as deputy chair of the culture committee. The transformation she has overseen at the Piece Hall is a prime example of how heritage and creativity can be combined to create world class success for our region.
“Her passion and expertise will be a huge asset in steering West Yorkshire’s mission in helping our creative industries to thrive further.”
The Culture Committee comprises public and private sector members who meet quarterly to discuss and drive forward the Mayor’s pledge to lead a Creative New Deal for West Yorkshire. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 January 2023.