Will Dallimore is a consultant specialising in organisational strategy and brand communications. Between 2011 and 2018 he was Director of Public Engagement at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London, heading up the marketing, communications, audience, digital and visitor experience functions. During his time at the RA, Will repositioned and rebranded the organisation, devised its first Strategic Plan, and secured its status as the UK’s most successful venue for paid temporary exhibitions. He oversaw the successful launch of The New RA in May 2018 and managed the relationship with the Academy’s biggest single donor, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, throughout the five-year redevelopment.
Before joining the Royal Academy, Will was a strategy and communications consultant advising a diverse range of UK government, NGO and corporate clients, including the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, WaterAid, O2/Telefonica. Before that he worked in marcomms roles at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Royal College of Art, and the British Film Institute. Will is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute – the world’s preeminent training programme for museum directors.
In 2018 he was at Communicating the Museum Chicago for ‘Dare to re-invent the Royal Academy‘ and at Culture Business Canberra for Strong foundations: fostering stakeholder relationships during redevelopment.