This page contains details of the current executive membership, including areas of advice for affiliates’ reference. Many of those on the Executive Committee boast a range of professional associates in the arts world; a number of whom can be drawn upon to act in an advisory capacity. Nationally, Kingston Arts maintains links with Arts Council England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Musicians’ Union, the Royal Society of Arts, as well as a wide variety of South West London arts organisations.
President – The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Chair - Jeremy Thorn
Jeremy Thorn is a long-serving Trustee of the Douglas Centre Trust, which runs the cornerHOUSE theatre and community arts centre in Tolworth. He has chaired the meetings of the Trust for over ten years.
Jeremy was a councillor of the Royal Borough of Kingston for eight years and was Mayor of the borough from 2001 to 2002.
Retired from a career in management, training and staff development and guidance, he has also spent a over two years as a volunteer management adviser in Pakistan, Tajikistan, Zambia and Malawi.
Currently Jeremy is president of the Rotary Club of Surbiton.
Secretary - Gia Borg Darcy
Kingston Arts Membership Officer & Secretary
Poet & Singer/ Song-writer
Experienced in Bands Management (Phantomatics (Brazil), CaligulaUK, Madoxx, Muttleymusic)
Founder and Choral Director of Angelpop Choir
Popular Music and Music Business Management BA
RBK Arts Manager - Kathryn Woodvine
New arts initiatives and programming
Marketing and publicity
Treasurer - Sue Street
Member organisation - Jack Bicknell
Member organisation - William Summers
Creator and Director of Loki Music, local specialists in early music performance and education [www.lokimusic.co.uk]
Teaches at Morley Adult Education College; works at the Centre for Academic Support and Employability at Kingston University
Sings in the choir of All Saints’ church, Kingston Marketplace
Researches 18th century music at Kingston University, with Historic Royal Palaces and elsewhere.