Sally-Ann starts new chapter

After 10 years at the helm alongside Charlie, Sally-Ann will be stepping aside as Director of Wild in Art at the end of the year.

After co-founding Wild in Art in 2008, Sally-Ann Wilkinson is stepping aside as Director to start a new chapter in her life.

As Director of the company, Charlie Langhorne will lead Wild in Art through the next phase of growth with support from the Senior Management Team. The succession plan will be delivered by: Simon Glinn, Chief Operating Officer; Nick Byrne, Head of Finance; Ruth McAllister, Marketing Director; and Ben Reed, Head of Creative Development.

Julie Gaskell will also continue to work with the team to develop strategic partnerships and new business opportunities.

Wild in Art is looking forward to continuing its mission of connecting businesses, artists and communities through the power of creativity and innovation, and it has an exciting portfolio of events and projects planned for 2019 and beyond.

Sally Ann Wilkinson, Director of Wild in Art said:

“After serious consideration, I have made a decision to step down as the Director of Wild in Art and to start a new chapter in my life. I feel immensely proud of Wild in Art’s incredible journey as we celebrate our tenth anniversary. I have had the great privilege of working with a very special team who I count as friends as well as extraordinarily talented professionals.”

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the team and extended family of freelancers, customers and suppliers for their companionship as I take away very special memories which I will always carry in my heart.”

Charlie Langhorne, Director of Wild in Art said:

“Having worked with Sally Ann for 15 years, ten of which as co-Directors and founders of Wild in Art; as a friend, confidante and business partner, I will miss her deeply. Her contribution to public art in the UK as well as the millions of pounds raised for charity through our events is a great testament to her integrity and vision.”

“I know that I can speak for all Wild in Art staff and indeed the wider Wild in Art family of partners and suppliers, of trail goers and fans, of school children and families and anyone who has enjoyed a Wild in Art event in saying a huge thank you for all she has done in helping to create this wonderful company. “

Pictured: Sally-Ann Wilkinson pictured with the Lord Mayor of Manchester (left) and ITV Granada Reports presenter, Lucy Meacock (centre). Photo by David Oates.