Susannah Simons is Director Arts and Outreach for Canvas, previously Head of Policy and Outreach for BBC Radio and Music.
She was the Project Director of the BBC’s engagement with the Cultural Olympiad between 2008 and 2013, in which role she was also responsible for the pilot phase of The Space.
She began her career as a broadcaster with BBC Radio 4 presenting the PM programme, World at One and Today before joining Channel 4 as presenter of Business Daily. She was one of the original presenters at Classic FM before swapping sides to become the Director of Communications of the GWR group and then returned to the BBC in a management role .
She is a Trustee of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, One Dance UK and the PRS Foundation for Music.