Mary Osborn | Artists’ Producer and Programme Co-ordinator
Marketing & Development
Katie Haines | Head of Marketing and Development
Grace McDonagh | Marketing Officer
Board of Trustees
Feimatta is the Environmental Sustainability Manager for the Manchester International Festival. She has worked across sustainability, technology development, digital culture and the arts for over 15 years, for organisations including the LSE, Arcola Theatre and FutureEverything. Outside of work, Feimatta is deeply involved with an educational children’s camping charity – she enjoys building communities and helping young people interact with nature.
Katherine Ferris is an Executive Director and Head of EMEA products at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where her team are responsible for the development, launch and maintenance of investment funds for global retail and institutional investors.
Katherine has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and a BA from Union College.
Charles Garrad studied Fine Art and spent the early part of his career making his own work and teaching in art schools.
In his ‘Cinematic Environments’, which have been widely exhibited in the U.K. and abroad, the viewer is guided through constructed spaces which conjure up mood, tension and narrative using objects, images, sounds, and fragments of architecture. He cut his teeth as a film production designer in the world of pop promos and commercials, then moved on to TV drama and feature films.
‘Waiting For You’, a feature film he has co-written and directed, was completed in 2017. His other credits as a director include That Time by Samuel Beckett which was part of Beckett on Film, and Time Passing, a series of six films for the BBC.
He is chair of The Shelagh Cluett Trust and runs a small property portfolio.
Christoph Jankowski is Regional Manager for the Americas and East Asia in the British Council’s Global Network Team – connecting the organisation’s work in those regions with the London headquarters and manages government relations. He was previously Head of Culture at Creative Europe Desk UK at the British Council. Since 2010, he supported hundreds of UK and other European organisations in developing arts, culture and heritage focused partnerships, projects and successful Creative Europe applications. He is an expert in European cultural policy and the impact of European collaboration on the sector, and is well connected through a number of European networks. Christoph has developed particular expertise, through necessity, on the possible impacts of Brexit on the cultural and creative sectors. He grew up in Brussels, is of German and American heritage and lives in Bow, East London.
Alex Rinsler is the Nine Elms Strategic Lead for Culture, employed by Wandsworth Council and working to ensure that Nine Elms becomes a vibrant cultural district. As an artist he makes large-scale interdisciplinary work with communities, exhibiting in cities around the world. He is a Trustee of the Art B&B in Blackpool and former creative lead, Blackpool Illuminations.
Alison Ritchie is a production manager working in all areas of theatre and opera. She was at the Royal Court Theatre for many years but has been freelance since 1989. Recent work has been for Hampstead Theatre, Grange Park Opera and Artichoke.
Jeremy Smeeth is Chief Operating Officer at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and began working in performing arts management in 1997. From 2012 to 2015 he was Finance Director at Southbank Centre and prior to that Director of Finance and Administration at National Theatre of Scotland for four years. Previously he was Finance Director at Artsadmin and Finance Manager for Shared Experience, Company of Angels, International Workshop Festival, Chickenshed and the Orange Tree Theatre.
Marcia Van-Loo has worked as an employment solicitor, mainly in the public sector, for the past 20 years. Prior to, and latterly alongside, her legal career she worked in a variety mentoring, theatre and arts education settings including at the Royal Court. She has also worked with numerous national and community-based organisations supporting disadvantaged, women, young adults and children from BAME communities.