Board of Trustees
Daily Life Ltd has a Board of Trustees who meet quarterly to provide management and overview of the Company.
The board consists of:
Rebecca Dawson (Chair)
Rebecca Dawson is executive Director of Candoco Dance Company, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.
Before this appointment Rebecca worked for Arts Council England, working first in the dance team in 2003 and in 2008 moving to be Project Manager for Vision 2012 where she led on the development and implementation of Artists taking the lead, a major project for the Cultural Olympiad.
Prior to Arts Council England, Rebecca worked in a freelance capacity for a range of arts organisations including Flowers East Gallery, ICA (Boston), London International Festival of Theatre, and bga independent arts consultancy.
Rebecca has a degree in History of Art from University of Cambridge and an MA in Arts Management from City University.
Bergit Arends is interested in how the sciences and the arts intertwine to form cultural knowledge.
She has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Natural History Museum in London since September 2005. Curated exhibitions include Lucy + Jorge Orta Amazonia, part of International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, After Darwin: Contemporary Mark Dion: Systema Metropolis (2007) and in 2006 The Ship: The Art of Climate Change in partnership with Cape Farewell. Most recently she co-curated with Greg Hilty the touring exhibition Galápagos.
Previously she managed the science and art funding programme at the Wellcome Trust.
Hannah Brooke trained and qualified as an ACCA accountant and worked as an internal audit manager at RBS. Her expertise is in risk and project management. She also trained as a career coach and was a Princes Trust development coach for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
She has a keen interest in the third sector and corporate responsibility. She was awarded a merit for a Masters in International Development from the Westminster Business School. She volunteered in Kolkata for a charity which provides free medical care, education and skills training to the poorest of the poor and on returning to the UK joined the UK support group, a UK registered charity where she held a variety of different posts including treasurer and fund raising.
Hannah has a disabled sibling and as a result has a strong personal interest in disability and advocacy.
Having worked in publishing, run the Association of Illustrators and founded her own artists’ agency promoting illustrators in the areas of design, advertising and book and magazine publishing, Sarah retrained as a lawyer at the age of 40. She qualified at legendary media firm Stephens Innocent having been a client of the firm for many years and went on to found her own niche firm in 2001 with an ex Stephens Innocent partner.
Sarah is currently an employment law partner at Collyer Bristow LLP. The firm is committed to contemporary art and commissions independent curators Day and Gluckman to curate 4 exhibitions per year taking place in the firm’s unique gallery space. Sarah heads up the firm’s gallery committee and the art sector group which is part of the wider Culture, Media and Sport Group.
Sarah is also a Board member of the Actors Centre and a member of the advisory network of Creative Islington.