Matt Locke, VP for Engagement

Matt Locke founded Storythings in 2011 as a creative studio helping clients tell stories in an age of digital attention. Recent clients include Google Creative Labs, Channel 4, Pulse Films, Penguin, Faber & Faber, BBC, Wellcome Trust, WWF and Dazed & Confused. 

Before starting Storythings, Matt worked in digital media for over 15 years, including 7 years as Head of Innovation at BBC New Media, were he led many ground-breaking open data projects, including Backstage, Innovation Labs, and the BBC/Yahoo Hackday. He then went to Channel 4 in 1997 to lead their Education department, commissioning crossplatform projects for 14-19 yr olds, including the double-Emmy winning Before leaving Channel 4 to start Storythings, he was Head of Multiplatform, running the team that developed cross-platform projects for C4's major shows, including Big Brother, Million Pound Drop and the 2012 Paralympics.

Deborah Bull, Vice President for Cultural Development

Deborah Bull joined King's College London in 2012 following a long and successful career in the arts, first as performer and, more recently, as creative leader and cultural commentator. 

She danced with The Royal Ballet from 1981 until 2001, and joined the Royal Opera House Executive in 2001, becoming Creative Director in 2008 and taking the lead on the organisation’s Olympic programming. 

Over the last fifteen years, her work for television and radio includes the award winning The Dancer's Body and Travels with my Tutu (BBC2) and, for BBC Radio 3 and 4, programmes on topics as diverse as dance, the law and ageing. Following her appearance at the Oxford Union in 1996 and a subsequent invitation to deliver the Annual Arts Council Lecture the same year, she has written and spoken on the arts across a wide range of media and in 1998 she was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the arts. She has served on Arts Council England, as a Governor of the BBC, as a judge for the 2010 Booker Prize and is currently a member of the governing body of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

As Assistant Principal (London), Deborah Bull provides leadership across King's College London to extend and enrich its collaborations with the cultural sector; and leads on development of the university's external engagement within London, maximising the potential of King's location at the heart of the city.

Professor Louise Archer, Vice-President for Education

Louise Archer is Professor of Sociology of Education at King’s College London. Her research is in the sociology of education and education policy. She is interested in identities and inequalities of ‘race’, gender and social lass within compulsory and post-compulsory education. She is currently PI of the ASPIRES project, a five-year longitudinal ESRC project (with J. Osborne, J. DeWitt and J. Dillon) on children’s science aspirations and career choice (age 10 – 14) and is the lead coordinator of the ESRC’s Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education (TISME).