Holly Donagh

Director, Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence 
Holly Donagh

Holly has been our Director, Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence since 2020.

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.

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