Claire McColgan MBE - Host City speaker

Claire McColgan MBE

Position: Director of Culture, Liverpool City Council and Vice Chair, UK City of Culture

Claire is Director Culture Liverpool , responsible for Major Events, Liverpool Film Office, Cruise Liverpool, Tourism, City Halls and Cultural Policy. She received the MBE for services to the arts in 2009 and was responsible for developing and producing the successful participation programme (Creative Communities).  

Claire has led the legacy program in Liverpool supporting and funding 35 cultural organisations, she sits on the City Regions Cultural Partnership and the Visitor Economy Board and is a Town Centre commissioner for the City Region.

She has recently been appointed as Vice Chair UK City of Culture.

Claire is a respected and frequently sought national and international advisor and speaker on best practice in Culture and is an experienced executive producer of award-winning events, currently leading on the recovery for Liverpool which includes Without Walls and the recently held government pilot events programme.