June Stevenson CEO
Patrons and Advisers
  Lord Puttnam Artis Patron
  Dee-Anne Donalds Mentor Leader & Specialist



Artis is led by a team with a broad set of skills from the education, arts, business and government sectors. Together they make sure everything works...

  • Snap
    June Stevenson CEO
  • Boing
    Nigel Mainard Director of Programmes
  • Oompah
    Samantha Matthews Head of Communications & Partnerships
  • Toot
    Caroline Hotchkiss Learning & Performance Manager
  • Tap
    Susannah Rolls Programme & Training Manager
  • Cuckoo
    Carys Owen Partnerships Manager
  • Ping
    Phoebe Brown Finance Coordinator



The Board of Trustees determines policy and, together with senior Artis staff, sets the strategic direction for Artis. It oversees the management of the charity, with the Trustees acting as guardians of the public interest.

Artis is currently looking for up to two additional trustees to join its board, if you are interested you can find more information under Vacancies.

  • Buzz
    Rebecca Boyle Suh Chairman
  • Wham
    Lord Bichard Trustee & Patron
  • Parp
    Mark Friend Trustee
  • Ting
    Baroness McIntosh Trustee & Adviser
  • Whirl
    Wendy Steatham Trustee & Artis Mentor Leader

Patrons and Advisers


Artis has an internationally renowned group of patrons and advisors who offer us wise counsel.

  • Whirl
    Lord Puttnam Artis Patron
  • Schwing
    Dame Evelyn Glennie Artis Patron
  • Dhushum
    Nitin Sawhney Artis Patron
  • Wow
    Kwame Kwei-Armah Artis Patron
  • Leap
    Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp OBE Artis Adviser
  • Echo
    Prof. Linda Merrick Artis Adviser



Our wonderful panel of talented Artis Specialists, supported by Mentors and Mentor Leaders, are the ones who bring the sparkle into schools each week.

  • Toot
    Caroline Hotchkiss Learning & Performance Manager
  • Splat
    Helen Riley Mentor Leader & Specialist
  • Chime
    Stuart Barter Mentor Leader & Impact Mentor
  • Zap
    Cordelia Gold Mentor Leader & Education Services
  • Swoosh
    Dee-Anne Donalds Mentor Leader & Specialist
  • Whirl
    Wendy Steatham Mentor Leader & Specialist
  • Squish
    Laura Aldridge Mentor Leader
  • Wizzle
    Nicola Curtis Mentor Leader

Registered Charity Number 1174635