Catherine Hearne

Catherine Hearne, Chair of the Board

Catherine is an Independent Creative Consultant. She is a Non-Executive Director with Together for Children in Sunderland and a Trustee with Changing Lives and Blue Cabin. She was Chief Executive at Helix Arts until a couple of years ago. Helix connects high quality artists with diverse communities to co-produce great art. Catherine trained as a producer and director with the BBC in the 90s and ran BBC London TV News, BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and then BBC Midlands between 2003 and 2013.

Catherine taught for 10 years working in Norfolk, Northumberland and Gateshead. She was one of the first advisory teachers for media education, funded by the British Film Institute, producing films, radio and newspapers with schools and community groups in the North East.