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Culture Coventry appoints three new Trustees!

Culture Coventry Trust have appointed three new Trustees to work closely with the existing Trustees and Senior Team to support the development and delivery of the Trust’s strategic objectives.

The new Trustees are Dr Nor Aziz, Ranjit Blythe and Helen Ward. Each bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise, as well as a diversity of background.

Manny Coulon, Chairman of Culture Coventry Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nor, Ranjit and Helen to the Board and look forward to working with them to shape the Trust’s strategic vision, ensuring that we continue to offer a world-class experience for our visitors and establish meaningful and lasting quality of life improvements for the diverse communities of Coventry.”


Dr Nor Aziz

Dr Nor Aziz first came to Coventry in 1994 with her family to study Town Planning at Coventry University. She then went on to complete her doctoral research degree on climate change and local economy at the University of Warwick.

Nor worked for Kingston University London as a sustainability officer for several years and left in 2014. Since then, she has played an active role as a creative engagement practitioner, focusing on supporting the community to help people realise their potential and live the best life they can. For the past three years, she has been actively engaging as a creative producer, supporting projects and people to create community events to result in impact in the wildest sense.


Ranjit Blythe MBA MCIM

Ranjit has a wealth of experience developing strong brands and transforming marketing and communications teams for leading organisations within regulated environments in the utilities, professional services, publishing and nutraceuticals sectors. She is a strong leader, driving high performance across multiple communications disciplines.

Ranjit is currently Chief of Staff at Cadent, she is responsible for delivering the communications strategy and establishing Cadent as an innovative, customer-focused and trusted brand whilst enhancing its reputation and position with stakeholders. Ranjit is also Executive Sponsor for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, ensuring the business stays true to its commitment of being an Inclusive organisation and creates a culture of openness and belonging which is reflective of the communities served.


Helen Ward

Helen has over 20 years' experience working in education and cultural learning. She is currently Deputy Head of Learning at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford where she manages a variety of learning and interpretation projects. Her interests include digital learning, the creative curriculum, decolonisation, and inclusive practice.

A qualified history teacher, she started her career teaching in secondary schools. She also worked in a strategic role at the Museum, Libraries & Archives Council supporting museums and record offices in the East Midlands to develop their learning provision, where she led on the development of 2 websites for teachers.