Dr Gill Hicks AM MBE
Music Art Discussion (M.A.D)
Founder of creative agency Music Art Discussion ( M.A.D.), Gill is a published author, musician, award winning artist and performer, Gill’s appreciation and gratitude for life is present throughout all her creative works. Gill is a powerful and thought provoking communicator, challenging us to think deeply about the relationship with have with the world around us, with each other and importantly hold with ourselves.
Her vital work, particularly in countering violent extremism, became her focus after she was left severely and permanently injured from the actions of a suicide bomber in the co-ordinated terrorist attack on London’s transport network in July, 2005.
Prior to the bombings, Gill was a respected figure within the fields of Architecture, Design and the Arts in London. Founding Director of The Dangerous Minds Design consultancy and then Head Curator at the Design Council are just two of the many positions she held within the Arts, media and cultural institutions.
She was also one of the first women to be invited to become a member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts.