The NCCH has three founding trustees:

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Bill Boa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Non Executive Director of University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and a member of the Cornwall and Isles Scilly Finance and Performance Joint Assurance Committee.

Helen Chatterjee web2

Professor Helen Chatterjee is a Professor of Biology at University College London. Her research includes biodiversity conservation and evidencing the impact of natural and cultural participation on health.

Lord Howarth web3

The Right Honourable The Lord Howarth of Newport CBE was a Member of the British House of Commons between 1983 and 2005. He has been Schools Minister, Minister for Higher Education and Science and Minister for Employment, Equal Opportunities and Disabled People.


During 2020-21, the NCCH is managed by Acting Director, Alexandra Coulter, and freelance support staff.

Alexandra Coulter is Director of Arts & Health South West and Project Manager for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG). Alex managed the two-year APPG Inquiry which led to the publication of the Creative Health report. She is currently working three days a week on setting up the National Centre for Creative Health. She is supported by freelance fundraising and administration staff. A small staff team will be established once we have secured longer term funding.

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Since the publication of the Creative Health report in 2017, the development of the NCCH has been supported by an Advisory Group of people with expertise and experience from a broad range of disciplines and areas of activity.


Creative Health Champions

Creative Health Champions are a group of individuals who have come together in response to recommendation 3 in the Creative Health report, which calls on all NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups, to identify an individual at board or strategic level to take responsibility for institutional policy on arts and health.