Sandeep Dwesar is a Chartered Accountant. He was COO and CFOO at Barbican Centre from 1999 to 2022. After qualification, Sandeep moved from professional practice into industry working for British and American multi-national companies in the UK and Europe. Following this he worked as a consultant within local government before arriving at the Barbican. With experience of delivering on major capital projects, and managing multidisciplinary teams of over 120 staff, including finance, engineering, capital projects, IT and digital technology, development fundraising, commercial and business functions. As COO, he also had strategic oversight of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama operations. Sandeep has held a variety of non-executive roles for many years including the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, the theatre company, Punchdrunk, the Design Council, the London Transport Museum, and he currently sits on the Board of Help Musicians, the leading UK charity for musicians of all genres.