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Rebekah Polding, Senior Consultant

Rebekah Polding

Rebekah is a trusted culture and heritage specialist, having worked with over two hundred film, archive and cultural organisations on business planning and audience development.

Having started her career in communications for City Screen (Picturehouse Cinemas), Rebekah has worked across the UK in both senior management and consultancy roles in the public, commercial and third sectors.

Rebekah joined BOP in autumn 2017. Prior to this, recent projects include business analysis and organisation design for the British Council’s multi-arts teams; a directorship at BAFTA for two new business areas, heritage and software development; and leadership of London’s Screen Archives for Film London, from paper project to an internationally recognised ‘virtual’ archive, raising over £1.5 million in funds to support its work in preservation and outreach and strengthening audiences’ engagement with their locale. Rebekah also helped nurture the foundation of The New Black Film Collective, which increases the resources for and presence of black representation on screen, and specialises in helping to build valued, sustainable cultural initiatives.

Her ongoing interests are in demonstrating the role of culture in social transformation and how organisations can best evolve to deliver their goals.