Fabienne Nicholas is a trustee of Arts Catalyst's board and a freelance cultural consultant. She previously held the role of Head of Consultancy for the Contemporary Art Society, where she directed a portfolio of art commissions, corporate art collections and curatorial initiatives. Prior to this she was Project Director for Future City, working on public art commissions and high-profile cultural regeneration projects in London.
In 2017, she was invited by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to become one of 50 Mayor’s Design Advocates, advising the GLA’s various agencies to ensure that London’s growth is socially and economically inclusive, as well as environmentally sustainable.
Based in Australia until 2003, Fabienne was previously Executive Director of Experimenta, Australia’s leading media arts agency. During her time with the organisation she was instrumental in setting up the Experimenta Biennale and a regional and international touring exhibition programme. Fabienne is currently a trustee of Forma Productions in London. In 2007 Fabienne was nominated as Art Advisor of the Year in the Spears Wealth Management Annual Awards.
Fabienne was the chair of the board of trustees for Arts Catalyst between April 2019- May 2021.