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Margaret Henry

Chief Executive

Margaret leads the overall strategic planning and direction of thrive. She is responsible for developing partnerships across the cultural sector and delivering good governance and sustainability. She has extensive strategic marketing and leadership experience and was previously Head of Marketing for BBC Sport and Radio 5live.

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Christine Bowen

Business Support Executive

Christine provides invaluable support for the thrive team. From office management and operational support for projects, to assisting our CEO in ensuring thrive’s good governance and strategic growth. Christine has over 10 years’ experience in the arts sector in operations and marketing roles - working for venues, festivals and support organisations.

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Claire Rose Canavan

Client Relationships Executive

Claire Rose provides project-management support to all of thrive’s clients and is often the first port of call for help and advice.  She provides training for both ourselves and on behalf of our clients, alongside managing our events programme. Claire Rose has a degree in drama and has worked in the tourism industry.

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Fiona Bell

Client Relationships Director

Fiona leads the thrive client team and is responsible for providing all of our clients and partners with the very best possible service. Her communication with the cultural sector ensures that our research projects, resources, and events are tailored to the needs of the sector. Fiona has over 18 years’ experience in the arts sector working in both venues and production companies.

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Chris Palmer

Strategic Insights Director

Chris leads the thrive research team. He is responsible for the design and delivery of research projects for our partners and clients, ensuring that the right questions are being asked to provide the most insightful answers. Chris is a certified member of the Market Research Society and has over twelve years' experience in research, data, and benchmarking across both the arts and hospitality CRM sectors.

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Laura Cusick

Research Executive

Laura works on data analysis, creation of reports and analysis of customer and sales data for our clients and partners. Prior to joining thrive, Laura spent six years in market research, working with clients such as PepsiCo and Google. She holds a masters in Business Administration.

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Colette Fahy

Communications Executive

Colette manages communications for thrive, including our website, social media, newsletter and visual identity. She also provides practical communications solutions and support to our clients. She has worked in administrative and communications roles in the non-profit and arts sectors. She holds a BA in Fine Art and Art History.

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