Matt Locke, Vice-President for Engagement

Matt 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, where 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 cross platform projects for 14-19 year olds. Before leaving Channel 4 to start Storythings, Matt was Head of Multiplatform, running the team that developed projects including Million Pound Drop, Big Brother, Skins and Misfits.

Matt is on the board of BAFTA’s Learning and Events Committee and Children’s Committee, and is Chair of the board of Photoworks.



Deborah Bull, Vice-President for Cultural Development

Deborah 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 is also Vice-President for Cultural Development for the BSA.

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 Man Booker Prize and is currently a member of the governing body of the Arts. 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 is Professor of Sociology of Education at Kings College London and leads the ASPIRES project, a longitudinal ESRC on children’s science aspirations and career choice.

She is interested in identities and inequalities of ‘race’, gender and social class within compulsory and post-compulsory education.

Her most recent book is on Urban Youth and Education.