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Goodison, Nicholas (39 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 39 (tape 26 side A): Crafts' Council Trustees, requirement to have at least four makers. Choice of Alison Wales. NG anxious to get educational remit back for Crafts Council after review about relationship with Arts Council, succeeded, implications, details. Alison and other maker trustees role re educational role of Council, their contribution to formation of strategy. Period spring 2005 critical, were meeting weekly at NG's home. Details other maker trustees. Further details weekly meetings at NG's home. Turbulent period at Crafts Council when reforming strategy. NG had said he would retire at end 2005 after eight rather than ten years. Reforming of strategy had to take place against background NG's departure and Louise Taylor's absence on maternity leave; NG deferred retirement. Louise Taylor's resignation. Potential successor to NG didn't want to come if no director. Interim Chairman. New director now appointed, Joanna Foster now Chairman. Exaggerated press coverage. NG's role. Never had any problem with retirement because still had too much to do. Enjoyment of London, music, exhibitions. NG's involvement with St Martin's in the Fields, is chairing advisory group on works of art which may be included in refurbishment; competition re replacement of window. [Tape 26 side B is blank]
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).