Clive Conway ARAM

Chair at (Desmond) Tutu Foundation UK, Managing Director Clive Conway Productions

As a professional flautist with a wide network of distinguished friends and colleagues in the worlds of music and theatre, Clive Conway started producing anthology performances during the 1990s. They featured well-known actors like Derek Jacobi, Wendy Craig, Hannah Gordon and Robert Powell and leading writers including the late John Mortimer.

The success of these shows, which brought top quality performances to regional theatres, inspired Clive to develop the “An Audience with…” idea. Starting with Tony Benn in 2002, it proved an immediate critical and box office success, filling theatres across the country, particularly in the provinces. The formula blazed a trail that has since been followed with big names including David Frost, Alastair Campbell, Jonathan Miller, Michael Portillo, John Sergeant, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a hundred others.

He now concentrates his energy on leading the Tutu Foundation UK (Patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Honorary Patron FW de Klerk) into new much bigger projects attracting greater public awareness, winning the Third Sector Awards Charity Chair of the Year in October 2016.

Projects include the Ten Boroughs Scheme which brings disaffected young people together with the police in safe roundtables, working on homelessness in King’s Cross and St. Pancras Stations with British Transport Police and NHS, training prison officers in Northern Ireland how to communicate more effectively and a series of high profile talks on policing at the Guildhall in London with the City of London Police.

Winner African Diaspora Fellow Award for Philanthropy 2019