Andrew Barnet

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"Andrew Barnett is to be the new Director of the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and will take up the post on 1 September 2007. The Foundation makes grants in the UK and Ireland of over £2 million a year in the fields of social change, arts, education and Anglo-Portuguese cultural projects. Andrew succeeds Paula Ridley who is leaving after 8 years as chief executive of the Foundation’s operations in the UK and Ireland.

"Currently Director of Policy Development and Communications at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Andrew Barnett is also a board member of Yorkshire Metropolitan Housing and a Trustee of Addaction, the UK’s largest drug and alcohol misuse charity. He has previously served, in a voluntary capacity, as Chair of the Trustees of SPACE Studios, a London-based arts property charity, and as a Director and Trustee of St Christopher's Fellowship, a housing association providing care and support to disadvantaged young people." [1]


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  1. gulbenkian Andrew Barnett to be Director of the Gulbenkian Foundation's UK Branch, organizational web page, accessed October 12, 2012.