Andrew Dixon - Host City speaker

Andrew Dixon

Position: Director, Culture, Creativity, Place

Andrew Dixon offers advice on culture, creativity and place to local authorities, cultural projects and regeneration agencies. 

He led Hull’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid, advised Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid and also worked on Leeds’ 2023, Southampton and Bradford 2025 bids. 

He has worked with over 90 local authorities speaking and working internationally in Australia, South Africa, Portugal and Saudi Arabia.

Previous roles include the first Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, CEO of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, CEO of Northern Arts, where he led the implementation of a £250 Million capital strategy. He was formerly Executive Director of Arts Council England.  

He is a visiting Professor at Warwick University and Honorary Doctor at Bradford and Northumbria Universities