They don’t realise how much of the culture will change when a man from the commercial sector takes the helm of our nanny state in miniature.
Click here for a commentary I have written for the Spectator.
Henley is different from any Arts Council boss I have known over four decades. He was born in Tunbridge Wells, studied at the University of Hull and cut his radio teeth in the deadlands of Kent. He has no truck with metropolitan elites or on-message mantras. He will apply a sound business sense to the ACE structure and a shrewd eye for cost/benefit ratios to the priorities for subsidy.