Meet our new CEO

The Trustees of Rowan are delighted to announce the appointment of Cherie Evans as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Cherie emerged as the standout candidate in a strong field of applicants and we are delighted that she is keen to work with all of us to take Rowan to the next level. Cherie should take up her role in mid April.

Cherie brings a wealth of experience in the arts and education sector. Other experience in the business sector will also complement her role at Rowan.

“I have long been an admirer of Rowan. Having first encountered Rowan – like many others – when I saw some of the excellent work produced by the student artists in a Cambridge gallery, it will be an honour to lead such an important and vital organisation.”

Her career has included Domestic Bursar at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Head of Operations at Kettle’s Yard which included managing capital building projects, professionalising and restructuring operations and developing a commercial arm.

“Since leaving Kettle’s Yard I have used my skills to support other organisations who were either in transition, or by supporting special projects. While rewarding, I am now keen to return to more permanent employment and working with a team again,” she said. “I can’t wait to get started.”

“I have seen the value that all people gain from participating in the creative arts and the joy and wellbeing that producing something artistic and beautiful can bring.”


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