Cat Harrison (Chair), is an artist and producer. As an Artists’ Producer at Artsadmin Cat mostly looks after socially engaged, participatory projects that take place in unusual settings, as well as organising tours of works across the UK and globally. Currently Cat has the pleasure of working with artists including Amy Sharrocks, Caroline Wright, Chris Dobrowolski, Curious, Stacy Makishi and Tania El-Khoury. Cat is also an award-winning, founding artist with non zero one, who make interactive experiences for public spaces such as “Put Her Forward” (2018) which doubled the amount of statues of women in the UK by asking the public to nominate inspirational living women to be 3D scanned and printed into small statues. Cat has also set up Morning Producers to support freelance contemporary performance producers, and gives various talks and speeches, often about what it’s like working in the arts sector.

Andy Sheppard is a passionate arts professional who has been managing marketing in the Cultural sector for around 30 years, within both commercial and funded arts and cultural organisations across the South of England. She has headed up marketing at The Mary Rose Trust and the historically significant Phipps/Matcham, New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth, and is described by her peers  as a bit of a ticketing and data geek! Andy loves to attend a diverse range of performance including Shakespeare, West End musicals, Contemporary Circus, Contemporary Dance, Comedy, and the occasional Opera. When relaxing Andy enjoys playing the Piano, building Lego, walking her Airedale Terrier and travelling the world riding Roller Coasters with family and friends.

Anna Potten is a designer and maker who believes the arts can and do change lives. At art college she studied textile design to “speed the revolution though better designed curtains” (still a work-in-progress). In addition to producing her own artwork, since the 1980s she has worked with performers and visual artists creating participatory arts projects and events, and as a community development worker. For the last 10 years the focus of this has been Fratton Big Local in Portsmouth, which has recently transformed itself into Fratton Together CIC.  She hopes this will be the start of even more creative adventures.

Billy Ridgers is an experienced educational film maker. He is director of Team Video Productions the educational publisher. His most recent production Who Runs This Place? takes a critical look at political power in Britain through the eyes of 16-18 year olds.

Mark Kowalik, a lawyer with 35 years experience of advising trustees (although mostly of pension schemes rather than charities), who has a wide interest in the Arts from traditional theatre and fine art to modern dance and indie music.

Marta Sala Font is a film and broadcast producer, with a background in producing filmic experiences for online audiences to enjoy live theatre performances wherever they are.  She collaborates and supports arts organisations and companies to reach bigger and wider audiences through their video content. Her vast experience in live stream production and distribution helps her provide a holistic support to the most inexperienced and guide them through the journey of developing their own content strategy and becoming a more public facing digital organisation.

Michael Brinton, professionally Michael has almost two decades of banking experience, with a focus in Emerging Markets Fixed Income. Prior to moving to London in 2010, he spent several years in Singapore and previously studied in Seattle at the University of Washington. While in London Michael has been lucky to squeeze in a few years practicing flying trapeze, making up for lost time having only found the joy of circus arts at university.

Sue Daniels has worked in Marketing for 30 years within the Social Enterprise, Membership and Charity sectors. She is currently the Marketing and Communications Director at the College of Optometrists, and was on the Age UK Enterprises and Age UK Lottery Boards. She studied Economics and Politics at The University of Sheffield, and Marketing at Kingston University. Away from working life, Sue has a keen interest in the Arts, especially Contemporary Dance, Live Music and Visual Art.

Tracey Low Tracey Low is currently Head of Producing at the National Theatre. Previously she worked as Executive Producer at Manchester International Festival and has also worked at organisations including Southbank Centre, Manchester Art Gallery and English Pocket Opera Company. Tracey studied Theology at the University of Manchester.

Thanks to previous trustees: Amy Belson, Jessica Choi, Stephen Clarke, Alison Duthie, Nadia Fall, Megan Hall, Jessica Hepburn (Chair), Sarah Macnee, Hai Ly Nguyen, Alistair Spalding, Gavin Stride (Chair), Chris Thomson, Jeni Walwin and Mary Helen Young.