Tim Rusby – Chair

Tim Rusby (57) is one of the UK’s leading consultant-practitioners in the arena of visitor attractions.

A Yorkshireman by birth and brought up in Sussex, Tim came to Portsmouth in 1985 to build his first attraction project . Having married into a Portsmouth family and lived most of his adult life here with his wife and two (now adult) children, Tim considers himself an adopted son of the city.

Tim says “I was very proud to be asked by a number of our key stakeholders to become the founding chair of Portsmouth Creates. As somewhat of a newbie to the cultural scene, I come the table with no adopted baggage or agendas – just a fierce passion for this fantastic city and a down-to earth, can-do, mentality.
Portsmouth Creates is an amazing opportunity to nurture, grow and celebrate our city’s creativity and culture. As an independent organisation I hope we can help empower all our communities and creative practitioners to take-part, helping to put Portsmouth squarely on the cultural & creative map.”

Tim is a passionate advocate for the learning disability community and proudly serves as a Trustee of both The Mary Rose Trust and The Portsmouth D Day Museum Trust.