Chelmsford Cultural Development Trust has recently formed as an independent Charity to
support the long term development of the arts and culture in Chelmsford. The Trust will start
work this year, collaborating with partners in the city and responding especially to the people of
As a major first step, the Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of our inaugural Executive
Director, Rebecca Hughes, with effect from 1 July 2019.
Rebecca has a passion for the arts and culture in Chelmsford and will be using her strong
background as a journalist and PR professional in the public and private sectors to engage our
communities and develop the Trust’s charitable objectives in the city.
Chair, Roy Clare, said: “Our new Trust is inspired by the creativity of the people of the city of
Chelmsford. We extend a very warm welcome to Rebecca and – boosted by her flair and energy – we
look forward to helping the city to continue to flourish and grow as a centre for the arts and culture
Rebecca commented: “Chelmsford has long been central to my personal and professional life and
I’m excited to have this unique opportunity to work with so many partners striving to make the most
of the city’s many strengths and to realise its long term potential.”
Once she starts, Rebecca will reach out to get to know individuals, groups and communities across
the city. One of her first tasks will be to establish the Trust’s digital presence and publish points of
contact for enquiries and projects.