Meet the team
Harpreet joined the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) in January 2021. As the Development Officer Harpreet works to strengthen the NCJAA network in all regions of the UK, promote the role of arts in criminal justice settings, feed into local and national policy, and develop good practice.
Prior to joining the NCJAA, Harpreet developed a 20-year portfolio career as a researcher, consultant, facilitator, and arts manager, focusing on embedding cultural practice into key areas including equality, diversity and climate justice. Her work has taken her around the globe with funding from Arts Council England, British Council and Creative Europe.
Harpreet is a former Powerbrokers International Leadership Programme Fellow (Cultural Leadership Programme 2008). She has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and Australia as an arts manager on projects, events and festivals specialising in community and audience engagement. Clients include Southbank Centre (London), Beijing Modern Dance Company (China), Mindspace (Budapest), Regional Arts Victoria (Melbourne), Audiences Central (Birmingham), and Jagriti Yatra (Mumbai).
In 2017 Harpreet was selected as a BBC Expert Woman and has appeared on numerous media channels to share her thought leadership and passion for culture, social change and international development. She is an experienced speaker on air and at international conferences about culture, security and politics in cities including London, Paris, Kiev, Vienna, Bucharest, Berlin and Sydney. She is an Artistic Quality Assessor for Arts Council England and in 2020 consulted for Live Art, National Heritage, Outdoor Arts and Climate Action sectors. Harpreet achieved an MSc in Gender and International Relations in 2014.