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Alison is Associate Professor at Buckinghamshire New University, on the Global Reporting Initiative, and a founder of the United Nations Environmental Programme Encore initiative. She is a trustee of Sound Connections, a school governor and a fellow of the RSA. Previous roles include Music Director at Creative and Cultural Skills and Director at Community Music, founding Board of Creative and Cultural Skills and lead consultant for the National Skills Academy. Alison established Julie’s Bicycle in 2007 as a non-profit company helping the creative industries reduce their environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental challenges. Established in 2007 by leading figures in the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle is a non-profit company working across the arts and creative industries, providing expertise in environmental sustainability to over 350 organisations in the UK and internationally. They offer practical advice, tools, resources and Industry Green environmental certification, informed by world-leading research into the environmental impacts of the creative industries. Alison’s undeniable commitment around the topic of environmental sustainability is infectious, easy to understand and worth hearing. Her work with Julie’s Bicycle is inspiring and relates not only to regionally based artists and event managers but to all who are interested in managing and creating environmentally sustainable events.
Alison Tickell is a guest of the Australia Business Arts Foundation as part of AbaF's Richard Pratt Legacy Project developing leadership in the arts and cultural sector with support from the Pratt Foundation.
Alison Tickell (Julie's Bicycle) and Angharad Wynne-Jones (TippingPoint Australia, Arts House) have an open dialogue about their experiences of creating and participating in sustainability initiatives in the arts and culture sectors.Read full summary