Board Member since 2013
Ben McKnight is Director of Communications, Stakeholder and Government Relations for Hull 2017 UK City of Culture and former Senior Press Officer working as part of the Mayor's media relations team at the Greater London Authority. He managed the Culture & Community Desk and worked closely with the culture, events and education teams. He has managed media and communications for events large and small, including the St Patrick's Day and St George's Day festivals, the New Year's Eve fireworks at the London Eye, the Liberty disability arts festival and the Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square. He led communications for the Mayor's cultural programme during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, working closely with the London 2012 media team. Ben also has experience of working on fundraising events in the voluntary sector, specifically at the British Red Cross and London Lighthouse, and has an MA in Arts Policy and Management Policy from Birkbeck College.