NORTH-EAST music development agency Generator has appointed Hannah Matterson as its new CEO, replacing Jim Mawdsley, who is taking up a new role with Newcastle City Council.
Matterson has experience in the music, digital and creative economy, having held roles at Sage Gateshead (cap. 1,700) and Sunderland’s bid to become the UK city of culture.
She also worked with Sunderland Culture and MAC Trust focusing on partnership development across the North-East’s creative industries to drive economic development.
In addition, she was a co-director at We Make Culture to develop music opportunities and support young musicians and emerging artistes.
Matterson will relocate back to her native North-East from Manchester, where she has recently held the role of Innovation Partnership Bids developer at Manchester University Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
On taking the new position, she says, “It is my dream job – I’m passionate about the local and regional development of our creative industries.”