Bio 200 Words

Venu is the Managing Director of VSDB Consultancy.  She has held several Senior Executive Roles in the Public Sector, including 3 at Non Departmental Public Bodies. She has held two senior roles in UK Charities, as CEO at the Nottingham Theatres Trust, with responsibility for over 100 staff and 200 volunteers and as Senior Director of Programmes at Stonewall.  She has raised nearly £14million in additional or funds for the organisations in which she has held senior roles.

Venu also has an active Academic career, holding 2 Visiting Professorships, one in England and one in Scotland, and has had 2 External Examiner roles, one at the University of East Anglia and the other at the Open University.

She is currently Co-Editor of the International Journal for Creativity and Human Development; and Non-Executive Director of Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce and a Member of the European Cultural Parliament.