29 June – 16 July 2017

Who we are

A dedicated and diverse team works together to stage MIF every two years, with invaluable assistance at every Festival from our fabulous volunteers.

John McGrath CEO & Artistic Director
Christine Cort Managing Director
Fiona Gasper Executive Director
Gemma Saunders Executive Coordinator
Tracy Longdin Executive Assistant

Paul Clay Executive Producer
Jo Paton Htay Executive Producer
Tracey Low Executive Producer
Kate Mackonochie Senior Producer
Katie Vine Producer
Kate Reynolds Producer
Tricia Coleman Producer (Touring)*
Hannah Falvey Co-commissioning Administrator

Jennifer Cleary Creative Learning Director
Julia Turpin Creative Learning Director (Maternity Cover)
Sarah Hiscock Creative Learning Manager
Rizwan Iqbal Community Producer
Kate Houlton Community Coordinator
Daniel Whitehouse Talent Development Manager

Jack Thompson Technical Director
Helen Gorton Head of Technical Production*

Vanda Hagan Head of Finance
Nadia Balfe Finance Coordinator
Aldus Greenhill-Fletcher Finance Assistant

David Fox Head of Administration
Hannah Clapham-Clark Production Administrator
Chloe Foy Production Administrator
Marney Guy Office Administrator

Rachel Green Development Director
Emma Shiel Development Manager
Andrea Lowe Development Coordinator
Ciaron Wilkinson Development Account Manager
Connie Page Development Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Nadja Coyne Press & PR Director
Jamie-leigh Hargreaves Press Manager

Janina Mundy Marketing Director
Caroline Bailey Marketing Director (Maternity Cover)
Ella Goel Marketing Assistant
Ben Turner Community Engagement Officer*
Will Fulford-Jones Publications Editor*

Katherine Jewkes Digital Producer**
Simon G.Proudfoot
Digital Developer
Jake Haslam Junior Designer

Billy Partridge Ticketing Manager

Mark Ball Factory Associate Artistic Director
Jenny Baxter
Factory Project Director
Emma King
Factory Capital Director
Alison Clark
Skills, Training & Education Lead, Factory
Lucy Price
Factory Administrator

Festival Board

Tom Bloxham MBE (Chair) – Founder of Urban Splash, Trustee of Manchester United Foundation
Maria Balshaw – Director, Tate
Richard Bell – North West Senior Partner, Deloitte
Sir Howard Bernstein – former CEO, Manchester City Council 1998 – 2017
Alan Bishop – former CEO, Southbank 2009 – 2017
Jeremy Deller – Artist
Jamil Khalil – CEO and Founder, Wakelet
Amy Lawrence – Young Person’s board representative, Artist
David McKeith (Board Associate)
Sir Brian McMaster CBE – Former Artistic Director and CEO, Edinburgh International Festival
Chris Oglesby – CEO, Bruntwood
Richard Paver – Treasurer, GM Combined Authority
Malcolm Press – Professor and Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Edward Pysden (Board Associate)
Cllr Luthfur Rahman – Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council
Peter Salmon – Chief Creative Officer, Producer and Distributor of Endemol Shine Group
Lemn Sissay MBE – Author and Broadcaster
Ian Tabbron (Board Observer)
Kully Thiarai – Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales
Cathryn Wright – Managing Director, Stonewall

Artistic Advisors
Matthias von Hartz*
Mary Anne Hobbs*
Michael Morris*
Hans Ulrich Obrist*
Peter Saville*

Thank you to our dedicated and talented volunteers, whose contribution helps to make MIF a success.

* Consultant
** Secondee