Misan Harriman

Southbank Centre


Misan Harriman was appointed chair of the Southbank Centre in 2021, following the recommendation of the centre’s board and after consultation with Arts Council England (ACE). Sir Nicholas Serota, the chair of ACE, said Harriman was joining the centre at a time of national recovery when access to the arts was vital. “His proven commitment to innovation and to the diverse voices of the UK will be especially valuable to an iconic institution which was conceived as a beacon for culture of all kinds as the nation emerged from the trauma of world war.” Harriman is founder of media content and commerce company What We Seee, as well as an accomplished artist, photographer and social activist.