Cluny has been Chief Officer for Culture and Sport at Leeds City Council since 2013. His responsibilities include the city’s venues including Leeds Town Hall, nine museums, and 15 leisure centres. He is also the Council’s lead officer for major events such as Tour de France, Light Night and the World Triathlon Series. He leads Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023. His career includes previous jobs as market trader, youth worker and a musician. He was most recently a Director of Arts Council England, the national development and funding organisation for the arts.