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QUAD Appoint New Chairperson to Board of Trustees

Mark Gregory

The Board of Trustees at QUAD in Derby are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Gregory as the charity’s new Chairperson. General Counsel and a member of the Executive Team at Rolls-Royce, Mark takes up the position this Spring, after already joining the QUAD board at the start of the year.

Speaking on his appointment Mark said: “I’m both privileged and excited to become the new Chair of QUAD at an ambitious moment for both the charity and the city of Derby. QUAD has grown to become a cornerstone of the city’s cultural offer which my family and I have regularly enjoyed as patrons. I look forward to working with fellow board members, QUAD staff, Derby City Council, Arts Council England, key partners and, of course, our guests as we work towards a bright future.”

Mark takes over following the resignation of Brian Martin Walsh OBE, who brought an end to his two-and-a-half year period as Chair. 

Mark added: “I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of myself and the rest of the board to Brian, who has steered QUAD through unprecedented times during the Covid-19 pandemic. His resilience and dedication means he leaves QUAD in a great position.

QUAD is Derby’s centre for Art and Film, a registered charity it is a creative hub based in Derby Market Place. QUAD aims to make art, film and digital media accessible to all, connecting communities and creating opportunities for participation, education and entertainment. https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/


Mark Gregory was appointed to the Executive Team at Rolls-Royce in October 2015, having joined the Group in 2005. Before then, Mark trained and qualified as a lawyer in private practice. He brings lots of leadership experience and a genuine enthusiasm for the arts - to his new role as Chair of QUAD. 

QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened in September in 2008 and is internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises FORMAT International Photography Festival and Derby Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England. QUAD is open daily from 10am, for more information please visit: https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/  http://twitter.com/derbyquad  For further information please contact QUAD’s Marketing & Audience Development Manager, Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 / kathyw@derbyquad.co.uk