Phil Gibby

South West Area Director, Arts Council England

Phil is Arts Council England’s Director for the South West. His role involves developing partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders such as local authorities, higher education and the business sector to ensure that arts and culture plays a central role in delivering on the region’s economic and social ambitions.

His areas of expertise include corporate social responsibility, new business models in the arts and the role of culture in the night-time economy. Prior to joining ACE, Phil was Director of Development and Communications at Welsh National Opera and South West Director of one of the Prince of Wales’s charities, Arts & Business.