Administrator – Annie Laughrin


ixia works with a range of consultants who have relevant specialist knowledge to deliver its projects.


Michael DaCosta Babb
Michael has worked for over twenty years within the creative economy and lectures at Catolica University in Porto, Portugal. He is founder member of European Creative Industries Policy Academy.

Nayan Kulkarni – Chair
Nayan Kulkarni is an artist based in London. For over twenty years he has worked on diverse public realm, architecture and landscape based projects. He has created ambitious architectural and digital works that range from temporary performance based works to major lighting and collaborative interventions in architecture and landscape. He has developed cultural and public art strategies in partnership within public and private sector institutions. Nayan continues to develop collaborative projects in complex localities with diverse communities and places.

Cathy Newbery FRSA
Cathy Newbery is a public art consultant & curator based in North Cumbria. For the past eighteen years she has worked on collaborative projects for a variety of public spaces with artists, design professionals and the community to develop the debate around art and the environment. She is interested in the connections that can be made for creative approaches to local issues and using design to provide solutions.

Nina Pindham
Nina is a barrister specialising in planning, environmental and public law. She advises and represents both developers and local planning authorities at planning inquiries, local plan examinations, neighbourhood plan examinations, and in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

ixia was established as Public Art Forum, an unincorporated membership association, in 1987. Public Art Forum transferred to a not for profit company on the 1st April 2003 and the company changed its name to ixia in September 2004 and now has charitable status. The registered charity no is 1106457.