Staff, Associate Artists and Trustees

Staff Team

Susan Clarke – Artistic Director
Rebecca Frankenberg – Creative Producer
Hilary Hughes – Creative Producer
Trevelyan Wright – Executive Director

Associate Artists
B arts works with associate artists and partner organisations from a wide range of creative fields. Our associates are not confined to the arts, enabling B arts core team to develop programmes and projects with a wide range of approaches and social impacts. They are all people and organisations who are committed to socially engaged practice- using their professional skills, and capacities to work alongside people who don’t consider themselves to be professional to make work that makes a difference on many levels and in lots of different ways

Behjat Abdulla
Emily Andrews
Martin Brockman
Steve Cooling
Dallit Fischman
Joe Fleming
Dan Fox
Martin Gooding
Saul Hewish
Freres Poussiere
Martin Gooding
Rachel Grant
Aidan Jolly
Said Karimi
Mary Keith
Anne Kinnaird
Rebecca Kramer
Siobhan McAleer
Wendy Meadley
Richard Redwin
Caroline Scott
Toby White
Peter Wilshaw
Carl Wilson
Francesca Wheeler

Board of Trustees

Alexandra Scott (Chair)
Alexandra Scott is currently the Administrator for Making Music’s Award for Young Concert Artists scheme and Theatre Manager at Stoke Film Theatre, where she is also a volunteer House Manager. For 23 years she was the Artistic Director of Keele Concerts Society and also enjoyed working for B-Arts in a number of different roles, including Link Worker supporting young asylum seekers and refugees and Management Support worker. She lives in Newcastle-under-Lyme, has six cats and enjoys gardening, keep fit, theatre, film, and refurbishing furniture.

Matthew Warne (Treasurer)
First became involved in financial management in Australia for clients ranging from the NSW Treasury and the Australian Stock Exchange to Technology and Facilities Management firms in the 1990s. Since then he has worked within the discipline across a number of industries in both Australia, and for the last thirteen years, here in the UK.
He has been responsible for change management at a number of these, where he has built teams and complete financial processes from the ground up to successful audit.
He comes from an analytical background, dealing with Investment boards, CFO/CTOs on a daily basis, and has two degrees in Commerce and the post-graduate Certified Practicing Accountant (Australia).

David Rennie
Is the Social Enterprise Officer for Argyll and Bute Council, and before that was Co-ordinator for a Social Inclusion Project on Bute. He has has a long career as Production Manager, Artsworker and Pyro-Technician with several community arts organisation.

Jo Blagg
Is a freelance education consultant and is the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival Manager. She is also on the board of Make Some Noise, the music education charity.

Kathy James-Castle
Kathy has a background in arts and regeneration that has included management, strategic development, organisational development, capital and social projects, and funding across Europe. She is now now working on a PhD at Keele University Management School looking at creativity in organisations and careers .