David Bryan

David Bryan has been Chair of Creative Lives since November 2017. 

He is a management consultant working within the voluntary and public sectors (including the arts) for over 30 years. He is also currently the Chair of two other arts organisations: Battersea Arts Centre and Brixton House, and is a Director of Dunraven (School) Educational Trust. He was recently appointed to the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm by the Mayor of London.

In the arts, David was a director of Brixton Village, an arts centre, founder of a bookshop, a festival director, producer, adviser and consultant to Arts Council England and member of its national council. He has worked in academia, lecturing on Management Studies at Goldsmith College; post-graduate social work at London South Bank University; and Arts Leadership at Birkbeck College and King’s College with their global programme. David also co-authored, Achieving Good Governance: a challenge for our times (2017).

David was awarded a CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2021 for services to the arts.