Darius Khwaja is the Principal and CEO of the London College of Creative Media (LCCM), a specialist higher education college for music, writing and entrepreneurship. Having co-founded LCCM, he led and grew the organisation for 16 years from 2003 to 2019.

Darius is a committed higher education specialist with a passion for creativity or the “Human Operating System” as he describes it. He has spent over 25 years in arts and music organisations. His accomplishments include nurturing award-winning artists such as the 2019 Brit Award winner Tom Walker and contributing significantly to the successful development of the Music Box in Southwark, a £34m new building for LCCM.

Having firmly established LCCM, he is now keen to take on new challenges and is therefore delighted to have been appointed as the Chief Executive of Wac Arts. He takes up his post in July this year.

On his appointment, Darius said:

“The opportunity to lead Wac Arts, an organisation with a 40-year history of improving the lives of young people through the arts, is both an exciting opportunity and a great honour. My vision and values align closely with Wac Arts. Dedicating my energy and experience to the advancement of this shared vision is an opportunity I relish.”

"Tanya and Megan at Society were a huge support through the application process. They supported and challenged me in equal measure. This was my first experience in a process of this kind and Society were superb."