Today, we are announcing that Hadrian Garrard is to step down as Director of Create London. Hadrian founded Create in 2012, along with 5 local authority partners, as a legacy of the work he led in east London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Over the past ten years, he steered the organisation towards becoming a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England; an Associate Partner of the Barbican, and through his work at Create, supported a series of new independent organisations and enterprises to become established.
Says Hadrian “I feel lucky to have worked with such talented and committed colleagues, artists, trustees and partners over the past decade. There isn’t an organisation quite like Create, working in the public realm with artists, architects, and local communities in such ambitious and adventurous ways. One thing I’m especially proud of is that Create continues to evolve, to learn and, in many ways, to reinvent itself. I’m very happy to be making space now for new leadership that will enrich the organisation as it develops a new long-term vision.”
Hadrian will be starting a new role as Head of Creative Engagement at the London Borough of Waltham Forest later this summer. We will miss Hadrian and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours and thank him for his commitment and service to Create over many years. Our recruitment process will begin next month.