Lorna Holder

Lorna Holder

Member of the Board of Governors


Born in Jamaica but raised in Nottingham, Lorna has over 35 years’ experience at executive level in the fashion and retail industries, cultural events, visual and performing arts.

Lorna graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1975 with a BA Honours in Fashion and Textiles. Lorna worked in the Middle East, New York and London in fashion and retail. She was a designer for the Birmingham based design company, House of Lerose, and during the 1970s/80s the Head of Fashion for Davies & Fields, one of Britain's largest dress manufacturing companies.

Between 2004 and 2015 Lorna delivered six Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) productions, based on research and oral histories from Caribbean people and other communities in Britain.

Lorna has collaborated with the V&A, British Museum, Rich Mix, BFI, Theatre Royal Nottingham and London Metropolitan Archives. Her business archives are held by the London Metropolitan Archives and her British Caribbean photographic collection at Mary Evans Picture Agency.

Lorna is a Member of Board of Governors for Nottingham Trent University, a Board Member for New Art Exchange in Nottingham, and Managing Director for Full Spectrum and Tuareg Productions. She is also the Associate Producer for the feature-length film "Nine Nights" - premiered, in 2018.