Pauline Tambling CBE

Pauline Tambling CBE

Organisation: Creative & Cultural Skills

Pauline previously worked at Arts Council England in five senior roles (1998 – 2007) including Director of Education and Training and Research and Development. She set up and ran the Royal Opera’s Education Programme (1983 to 1997) following seven years in teaching. 

Pauline is currently a Trustee of the Roundhouse. Previous non-executive roles include Chair of Shape Arts, trustee of Drama UK, High House Production Park, Shakespeare Schools Festival and the Clore Leadership Programme. She was also Founder Chair of the da Vinci School for Creative Enterprise in Letchworth and a Governor of the University for the Creative Arts. . 

Pauline was awarded a CBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to education and training in the cultural sector. In 2015 she was named Campaigner of the Year in Music Weekly’s Women in Music Awards.

To support the Building a Creative Nation campaign, Pauline Tambling CBE has:

Employed an apprentice

Hosted a careers event

Joined the Building a Creative Nation campaign

Provided career advice

Signed the Fair Access Principle