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Culture czar takes up new Brighton and Hove City Council role
8:10am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A culture czar has been appointed to a top city job.
Paula Murray is the first assistant chief executive at Brighton and Hove City Council.
She takes up the newly created post after almost 14 years in a range of roles in relation to the city’s cultural portfolio and also economic development.
Her most recent role as commissioner for culture covered commissioning activity in the arts, heritage and tourism.
A spokesperson for the council said: “She has been a key player in the development of Brighton and Hove’s vibrant and successful creative cultural sector, which is seen as an essential element of making the city attractive to inward investors.
“The cultural and creative industries, employing about 11% of the city’s workforce, have also played an important role in broadening the local economic base, which has helped the city weather the economic downturn since 2008.”
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