Prue Skene has been Governance Associate of the Clore Leadership Programme since 2007. She initiated a Board Development programme for that organisation which she has subsequently led, delivering Board awaydays for over 50 organisations throughout Britain and training days in which around 170 Chairs, Board members and CEOs of cultural organisations have participated. She also gives governance sessions on the Clore Leadership short courses and to many individual arts organisations.
Prue is Chair of the Stephen Spender Trust, Vice President of the Nureyev Foundation and a Trustee of the Rosie Kay Dance Trust and Ambit. An experienced arts manager, she has been chief executive of both Ballet Rambert and the English Shakespeare Company, producing that company's successful The Wars of the Roses world tour. She was Director of the Arts Foundation, a charity that gives Fellowships to artists in all disciplines, and more recently has worked as a freelance consultant for, amongst others, Dance UK, the Rayne Foundation and Arts Council England.
Her non-executive appointments have included President of the Theatrical Management Association, Trustee of NESTA, Friends of the V&A and Bath Theatre Royal, and Chair of the Arvon Foundation, Rambert Dance Company and Free Word. From 1992-2000 she was a member of the Arts Council of England, chairing its Dance and then Lottery Panels. She was awarded a CBE in the 2000 Birthday Honours List for services to the arts, especially dance.
In addition to her experience of governance in the cultural sector, she has also served as a non-executive Director of Royal United Hospital NHS Trust in Bath.