Spike Island

Spike Island's deputy director Lhosa Daly confirmed as new chairman of Institute of Directors Bristol branch

We are delighted to announce Lhosa Daly, deputy director of Spike Island, has been named as the new chairman of the Institute of Directors Bristol branch.

Lhosa originally trained as a lawyer, working in both London and New York, but has a long interest in and passion for the arts.

In 2009, following 10 years of private practice and a two year spell with KPMG in the South West, she established herself as a consultant working with Quartet Community Foundation and the Creative Learning Agency, amongst others.

Since she stepped into the role at Spike Island in March 2014, Lhosa has overseen a significant uplift in funding from Arts Council England, a building wide Capital Development programme and secured the organisation’s place in the respected Plus Tate network.

Lhosa has been an IoD committee member for 3 years. She is also currently Vice Chair of the West of England LEP Creative and Digital Sector, and SW representative for Engage, the membership organisation representing gallery and visual art education professionals.

She says: ” I am honoured to take up the role as Bristol branch Chair and look forward to representing the diverse membership of the IOD.

“I bring knowledge of a wide range of business needs, drawn from my experience of supporting SMEs and large corporates as lawyer and my experience of charities, start-ups and business incubation at Spike Island.

“Spike Island is Bristol’s largest creative community and I look forward to sharing this vital resource with IOD members.”

Lhosa takes over from Rebecca Tregarthen who steps down after her three year tenure.