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Julian Sharpe

(BA (Hons) Dip Arch DipBRS Unité d’Urbanisme (Genève) RIBA) Originally from Yorkshire, Julian has been with the London based architects tp bennett since 1994. Julian’s working life initially saw him contributing to a wide variety of projects at the company including new-build developments and historic refurbishments. His career took on a different emphasis after he … Continued

Ros Robins 

Ros Robins is an arts leader with 40 years’ experience of working in the arts sector. Until recently Ros was Executive Director of Dance Consortium, a Consortium of 20 large scale lyric theatres across the UK. Ros works with the Chief Executives of the theatres to present the best international dance companies from across the … Continued

Uday Thakkar

Uday is a Chartered Accountant, and a serial entrepreneur. He has started and grown a number of businesses and a charity. He launched Red Ochre a social economy consultancy and training organisation. This social enterprise has successfully supported hundreds of organisations and ethical businesses across 26 countries. Uday is an expert in strategy, enterprise, leadership, … Continued

Nicholas Bryars

Nick has been a non-practising barrister since 2006 and a qualified teacher since 1995. His subject is Economics, although he holds university degrees in History and qualifications in Law. He is a Head of Department at a grammar school in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. He has taught all over the world, including at a university in … Continued

Israel Imarni​

Israel Imarni is a UK based creative professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the creative industries. After graduating from the University for Creative Arts in 1998, Israel worked as a fashion buyer for several blue-chip companies. She has worked extensively internationally, travelling and managing teams in the Far East, China, India, USA and … Continued

Nadine Patel

Nadine has worked in the UK and international art sector for over 20 years supporting artists and arts organisations to develop and strengthen their opportunities and growth. She has held a variety of positions, including Head of Partnerships and Programmes for the British Council sub Saharan Africa Arts Group and Projects Manager at Sadler’s Well. … Continued

Pam Johnson

Pam was a professional dancer working with DV8 Physical Theatre (1987) and dancer and choreographer with Phoenix Dance Theatre (1989-1998) where she was among one of the first of four females introduced to the all-male company. She went on to become the outreach development manager for Kokuma Dance Theatre Company in Birmingham and subsequently worked … Continued