Perdita Hunt OBE, DL is Director of the Watts Gallery Trust, Trustee of Toynbee Hall, Tutor on The Recess College – a leadership programme for senior executives, Consultant for Leadership Insight, a Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey, member of Arts Council England’s South East Committee, a member of the Development Committee for Guildford Cathedral and Trustee of the Baynards Zambia Trust.
Perdita is a trained arts administrator. She has worked in senior positions at the Arts Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and WWF-UK. Prior to this she worked as Theatre Projects Co-ordinator at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Marketing and Development Director at the Aldeburgh Foundation in Suffolk and Press Advisor to Suffolk Crafts Society. As Director of the Watts Gallery, Perdita led the Hope Restoration Project to save the future of Watts Gallery and its collection, and led a campaign to save Watts’s house and studio.
Perdita loves heritage because it reminds us of who we are, where we come from and what is important! She feels it is a privilege to be involved in bringing our history back to life and giving it a new life through enabling current generations to engage with, enjoy and learn from our past.