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Holly Donagh

Director, Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence

Holly joined Paul Hamlyn Foundation in June 2020. She was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive at A New Direction where she worked for nine years, originally as Director of Partnerships and Communications. Whilst at A New Direction Holly led the commissioning of ground breaking research into cultural education as well as building partnerships with key agencies and stakeholders.

Prior to A New Direction, Holly worked for Arts Council England for ten years as a national director leading on resource development and business growth. In this role she spearheaded initiatives for integrating the arts into public life and worked closely with central government.

Holly has a MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School, City University where she developed her interest in learning organisations and the use of beneficiary research within the third sector.