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Peter Mearns

Chair, Storyhouse

Peter is chair of Storyhouse, the multi-award winning innovative cultural centre in Chester.

He’s originally from Dorking, Surrey, is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University and started his career with BBC TV Manchester.

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Between 1999-2010 Peter was an Executive Director at the Northwest Development Agency based in Warrington.

Peter is a former Deputy Chair of Arts Council England Northwest and Member of the Northwest Sports Council. He was a member of the London 2012 Nations & Regions Group representing the North West and chaired the steering committee for the Olympic Torch Relay.



He’s a marketing & communications professional specialising in economic development, physical and social regeneration, culture, tourism, inward investment, media and brand management, public affairs and major events.

His non-executive positions are: Chair - Storyhouse, Chester; Chair - Bluecoat Contemporary Arts Centre, Liverpool; Chair - Manchester Literature Festival; Committee Member - Tate Liverpool; Trustee - Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.