Justine Wheatley, Chief Executive
Justine is Chief Executive of Peak. She is responsible for leading, developing and managing Peak, and she sets its strategic direction in collaboration with our Board. Justine is a Cultural Historian, with an MA Celto-Roman Studies and a BA History. An arts management professional and qualified chartered accountant formerly with Deloitte UK, she has worked with Peak since 2003 and previously had a career of nearly 20 years in both the commercial and voluntary sector.
Rebecca Spooner, Creative Director
Rebecca has worked for Peak since 2011, becoming Creative Director in 2016. She is responsible for leading and planning the creative programme for Peak, and for ensuring that all our work matches the ambition and values of our Artistic Policy. Rebecca has a first class BA and MA in Fine Art from Cardiff School of Art & Design and was an exhibiting artist in Wales for over ten years, specialising in film and photography installation. Rebecca was the 2017/18 Wales Clore Fellow which included a three-month secondment at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager
Rachel joined the staff team in March 2017, and is responsible for all our participatory activity, including the studio programme at Peak and our Children and Young People’s programme both at our venue and in the community. Her role is part-funded by the Henry Smith Charity to enable those living with disadvantage to take part across our artistic programme. Rachel has a first class BA and MA in Fine Art specialising in Painting from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has managed various visual arts and community projects throughout Mid-Wales. Rachel is the current Mid Wales Area rep. for Engage and was selected by Arts Council of Wales as one of four lead invigilators for Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice at the 2019 Venice Biennale.