Apologies for absence were received from the Deputy Chairmen, Anne Fairweather, David Graves, Wendy Hyde, Wendy Mead and Graham Packham.
The Chair welcomed the new CEO of the Barbican Centre, Claire Spencer. The new CEO introduced herself and took questions from Board members.
The Chair announced that this was the last meeting for Vivienne Littlechild, who was standing down from the Court of Common Council in March, and for Jenny Waldman, whose term as External Member was ending. He thanked both for their commitment and contributions to the work of the Board.