Anthony Sargent, CBE
- Spent 13 years in radio and TV production and presentation at the BBC, finally as Head of Planning for the BBC Proms and the BBC Symphony Orchestra;
- Formerly: Artistic Projects Director at London’s Southbank Centre;
- Formerly: Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council;
- Formerly: management of Millennium Music Live festival.
- In 2000, became founding General Director of Sage Gateshead;
- In 2015, became new CEO of the Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada;
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts;
- In 2008, won the Hotspur Award, given for outstanding contribution to the development of North East England.