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Meet the Chair of DMP

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Drusilla Moody

Drusilla was born in Midhurst but has lived and worked in the Portsmouth area for nearly 60 years and has worked in both the private and public sector. After a short spell working in Glasgow Drusilla returned to Portsmouth and joined IBM Respond in the late 60’s, followed by Lewmar Marine Marketing. In 1975 developed Portsmouth Squash Club becoming Managing Director for 12 years. During this time Drusilla was Chair of Hampshire Squash, County Captain and became a qualified squash coach. The business was sold in 1987 and is now the Nuffield Health Club.

Drusilla then joined PCC where she worked for 23 years eventually taking over Tourism, Marketing Tourist Information Centres, Civic Events and all major events. Responsible for all tourism marketing, branding and strategy, website development, brochure design and content, major advertising campaigns, underground and international marketing with Visitbritain. Working with a number of commercial partners such as Gunwharf Quays, developed award winning ‘customer experience’ programmes and community art programmes; won the bid to host two international ‘round the world’ yacht races plus developed existing events such as Great South Run to ensure the
city had live TV coverage. Responsibility also included all civic events and royal visits. As part of the PCC management team responsible for budgets, numerous business change programmes and streamlining the operation of departments to drive efficiencies.

Drusilla has a wide variety of interest, in my youth horse riding, hockey, squash, ski-ing and sailing were passions. After a number of accidents I now enjoy the gym and play golf. Drusilla has one son who lives in London and we enjoy visits to the theatre, art galleries and going to the BFI.

Drusilla is passionate about Portsmouth and since retiring has joined the board of the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Festivities and Aspex gallery and also a member of the Cultural Partnership.

 

Vice Chair

Andy

Andy Grays

A family man with 2 young children, originally from London and now living in Hayling Island. Andy has worked for several large theatre operators including the Apollo Leisure Group and in the early 1990’s Stoll Moss Theatres.

He was one of the managers who opened Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and went on to manage the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. For the past 20 years Andy has worked in the subsidised sector opening the Hat Factory art centre in Luton and more recently taking over as CEO of the Portsmouth Cultural Trust which manages the Portsmouth Guildhall.

 

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