Tuesday, 23 February 2016


My friend and colleague Andrew Potter has died after suffering a stoke and heart attack. Formerly Publishing Director of the Oxford University Press and Chair of the Performing Right Society, and more recently Chair of DACS, which campaigns for the rights of visual artists and pays them royalties that help sustain their practice and livelihood, and an admired and respected educator, primarily at Buckinghamshire New University. Andrew was hugely inspirational and much loved professional. 

Anfdrew was also Chair of the London Arts in Health Forum, a Trustee of Money Advice and Community Support Chair of Creative Futures, the charity which organises exciting arts projects, working with young people and those at the fringes of society - and Musical Director
The Sussex Gruffs.  One of his students told me "I use what he taught me most days of my job" - he was a a remarkable man. 

His wife, Jan Spooner Swabey, posted the very sad news on Facebook. Andrew's funeral will be on the 8th March at St Andrews Church in Tarring, in Worthing, Sussex, at 2pm. 

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