Hannah Matterson

Hannah Matterson


Hannah Matterson is the CEO of Generator North East, a music and digital business support agency, working to develop the creative industries across the North East and to strengthen the music industry in the region by supporting artists in their careers. She is also a director of We Make Culture, an arts participation organisation which delivers music projects across the North East to promote community and wellbeing through music. She has developed and delivered festivals in music, creative writing and short film. 

She has also worked with businesses in all sectors, promoting innovation and collaborative partnerships, through her role at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was part of the team who worked to deliver Sunderland's UK City of Culture 2021 bid and the redevelopment of a cultural quarter in Sunderland. Hannah is currently the lead governor for employment and industry at Sunderland College. She is particularly interested in partnerships between the creative and cultural industries and other sectors.