Moira Sinclair

Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Former Board Member of the Arts Council


Moira Sinclair is Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, an independent grant maker that aims to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. PHF has a particular interest in social justice and in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.

Previously, as Executive Director London and South East for Arts Council England, she oversaw a portfolio of 322 funded cultural organisations and contributed to national policy development, with a particular focus on the resilience and sustainability of the cultural sector and workforce development. She played a key role supporting the cultural programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and continues to support its legacy at home and internationally.

Before joining Arts Council in 2005, Moira was Director of Vital Arts, an arts and health charity. She has also worked in local government, and in theatre and production management. A graduate of Manchester University where she studied drama, Moira became a Clore Fellow in 2004/05. She is Chair of East London Dance, Vice Chair of Look Ahead Care and Support and a member of the British Library Advisory Council.