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Sally Bacon OBE

Sally Bacon was Executive Director of the Clore Duffield Foundation for 23 years, where she led the Foundation’s wide-ranging grant-making activity across the cultural, education and social sectors – distributing in excess of £150m – and developed a series of sector support initiatives. She founded the Cultural Learning Alliance in 2009, which works to ensure that every child experiences an arts-rich education that enables them to fulfil their potential. She chaired the steering groups which led to the creation of two leadership development charities: Clore Leadership (for the cultural sector); and Clore Social Leadership for the wider charity community. Before joining the Foundation, Sally studied for a PhD in English literature and the visual arts, worked as Education Officer at the Poetry Society, and as Children’s Books Editor and Children’s Programmes Manager for the National Trust. She has edited and written several books for children. She has been a school governor, a charity trustee, a member of the Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation, and a Museum of the Year judge. Sally was awarded the OBE in 2017 for services to cultural learning.