John Nicholls


John is Managing Partner of Arts Quarter LLP, a management consultancy he set up 15 years ago to support creative organisations, independent artists and cultural leaders enhance their ways of working and deliver positive change.

Based in London and Northampton, he works with clients in the UK and around the world in areas including strategic planning, organisational change, effective governance and leadership and capital development. John has worked across the wider cultural sector for over 30 years, starting out at English National Ballet followed by working with a number of companies around the world. He has also served on the Boards of a number of arts organisations including South East Dance, Greenwich Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Headlong Theatre. In addition to his Trusteeship of Phoenix Dance Theatre, he is also on the Board of Chantry Dance Company.