Natalie Highwood

Natalie has been Managing Director for Julie’s Bicycle since July 2020. Prior to Julie’s Bicycle she worked freelance as a consultant and project manager collaborating with a wide range of arts organisations; local authorities and with organisations whose work bridges culture and other sectors. Cultural sector clients included: London Theatre Consortium; Southbank Centre – including Hayward Gallery; A New Direction; Young Vic; Cheek by Jowl; Royal Shakespeare Company; and Shakespeare’s Globe.

With a background in management and producing for theatre, Natalie also worked more widely across the performing and visual arts, and at the intersection of the arts and heritage. She has experience in capital projects, including having worked as client liaison with the design team on Southbank Centre’s capital project team; and on the development stages of the Reuben Foundation wing at the Lyric Hammersmith. Prior to being freelance she worked as Transformation Manager (Capital), and General Manager of Learning and Participation for Southbank Centre; General Manager of the Almeida; Executive Director of Theatre-Rites; International Administrator for the Royal Court Theatre and in a variety of roles for London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT).

Natalie has a strong interest in the role which culture can play in engaging with and addressing society’s key opportunities and challenges, including shaping thriving places; health and well-being; skills and employment and, what brought her to Julie’s Bicycle – the climate and environmental crisis.

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