Director of External Relations
Adam leads on the Community Foundation’s brand, profile and public engagement alongside our strategic partnerships with other funders.
He manages the section of the Foundation's team that develops and delivers our PR, publications, events, stakeholder relations, consultancy and collaborative projects. Adam also works with national and regional funding partners to ensure more resources reach groups in the North East of England.
Adam’s professional background is in marketing, starting in a local theatre in Solihull before moving to a role at Ticketmaster in London. He then went to Manchester to set up Ticketmaster’s regional marketing function, and then on run Ticketmaster’s operation in Scotland. He joined the Community Foundation in 2004 as Sponsors Club Director working on business partnerships supporting culture and creative talent. Subsequently he led a partnership programme with the Garfield Weston and Esmee Fairbairn Foundations before taking on the lead external relations role in 2018.
Adam is a trustee of AV Festival