Steve leads Communications for A New Direction (AND), London’s leader in cultural education. The organisation connects young Londoners and schools with the best of arts and culture in the capital, and runs Create Jobs, an employability programme helping young people into work in the creative industries. It is Arts Council England’s lead bridge organisation for London.
Steve has worked in Communications across a range of arts, creative and education based organisations, including Arts Council England, Henry’s House PR, LONSAS (London Schools Arts Service – an online information and brokerage service based within web development agency, Winona eSolutions), and Creative Partnerships. He is a Trustee of Tender, an arts education charity focused on enabling young people to recognise and avoid abuse and violence in their relationships.
He is a passionate advocate of all things digital – building capacity and understanding within organisations, developing digital solutions and dynamic, high quality content and engagement based on audience data, insight and feedback. Over the past 7 years he has developed and implemented successful multi-platform strategies for A New Direction, working to embed the organisation’s user centric approach and online presence.