We are delighted to announce that Dr Matthew Sutherland is Fertile Ground’s new Chair. Matt joined the Board over a year ago on the invitation of our Artistic Director Dora. Dr Matthew Sutherland (Matt) is Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader and Acting Programme Director for Business and Engagement at Northumbria University Newcastle Business School. Matt has a wealth of experience working with SMEs and founded the Marketing Internship Programme.
Matt brings enthusiasm, business knowledge, a wealth of contacts, Board experience and vision to the role.
‘I’m really excited to be part of this vibrant company’s transformation and believe wholeheartedly in their vision and aims to develop and retain North East dance talent and to enrich the dance scene of the North East. I have really enjoyed meeting the dancers and seeing the performances and look forward to the future and the bigger and bolder Fertile Ground.’
Matt lives in Alnwick with his family. Read more here