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 Artistic Director and Chief Executive
Randel Bryan Executive Director
Christine Cort Managing Director
Mark Ball Creative Director
Hannah Cork Director of Finance & Resources
Fiona Gasper Director of Organisational Change
Nadia Balfe Executive Projects Coordinator
Claire Govender Artistic Assistant
Tracy Longdin Executive Assistant
Rosemary Millbank Executive Assistant

Emma King Factory Capital Director
Guy Harrison Procurement Manager

Tracey Low Executive Producer
Kate Mackonochie
Executive Producer
Fiona Pride Executive Producer
Natasha Chubbuck Producer
Henri Duckworth Producer
Shanaz Gulzar Producer
Mai Komoriya Producer
Kwong Lee Producer
Angela McSherry Producer*
Anna Moutrey Producer
Kate Reynolds Producer
Katie Vine Producer*

Jane Beese Head of Music
Phoebe Greenwood Curatorial Associate
Kate Doyle Festival Square Manager

Hannah Clapham-Clark  Production Coordinator
Caitlin Joyce Production Administrator
Lucy Price Production Administrator

Paul Clay International Director
Eva Pepper Head of Commissioning
Michelle Rocha Head of Touring
Hannah Falvey Commissioning Coordinator
Emma Norcliffe Production Administrator

Jennifer Cleary Creative Engagement Director (Job Share)
Julia Turpin Creative Engagement Director (Job Share)
Menaka Munro Senior Engagement Manager
Sarah Hiscock Creative Engagement Manager
Punam Ramchurn Talent Development Manager
Andrew Westle Engagement Manager
Rosannah Jones Creative Engagement Assistant

Jocelyn UnderwoodCultural Skills and Training Director
Gary Briggs Factory Futures Manager
Katy Egan-Daynes Cultural Skills and Training Coordinator
Kiran Sethi Cultural Skills and Training Coordinator

Jack Thompson Technical Director
Paul Moore Head of Production
Kelly Rossington-Otter Technical Administrator

Rachel Down Artist Liaison Manager
Sebastian Matthes Artist Liaison Deputy
Rebecca Mae Lam Artist Liaison Coordinator

Vanda Hagan Head of Finance
Zeki Tezcan Management Accountant
Maria Walker Finance Coordinator
Emily Godfrey Finance Administrator
Guy Gardner Finance Administrator
Bianca Prince Finance Administrator

David Fox Head of Administration
Mon Miah IT Manager
Matthew Shaw IT Assistant
Charlotte Roocroft Receptionist

Kate Fox Access Manager
Feimatta Conteh Environmental Sustainability Manager

Marney Guy HR Coordinator
Ebony Montague HR Administrator

Jenny Mungall Development Director
Christina Georgiou Development Deputy
Yvonne Hepburn-Foster Trusts & Foundations Manager
Daniel Porter-Jones Philanthropy Manager Individual Giving
Andrea Lowe Development Manager
Rebecca French Development Account Manager
Martha Tomlinson Development Administrator

Helen Faulkner Director of Audiences

Emma Robertson Head of Press & PR
Jamie-leigh Hargreaves Senior Press Officer
Oscar Lister Press Officer

Janina Mundy Marketing Director
Natalie Forrester Marketing Manager
Heather Kipling Content Manager
Nolly Bouameur Marketing Coordinator
Pareesa Tai Marketing Assistant
Will Fulford-Jones Publications Editor

Antony Hart Head of Design
Alexander Dolphin Designer

Josie Harrison Ticketing Coordinator

Gabrielle Jenks Digital Director
Kiah Simpson Content Producer
Callum Kirkwood Digital Production Coordinator

Festival Board

Tom Bloxham MBE (Chair)  Founder of Urban Splash, Trustee of Manchester United Foundation
Dr Maria Balshaw CBE  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
Chris Oglesby  CEO, Bruntwood
Richard Paver  Former Treasurer, GM Combined Authority
Malcolm Press  Professor and Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Cllr Luthfur Rahman Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council
Kully Thiarai  Creative Director of Leeds 2023
Ngozi (Goz) Ugochukwu Artist and journalist
Jo Whitfield CBE Chief Executive of Food, The Co-op
Jeanette Winterson Writer
Cathryn Wright  Director of Sedulo (London Office)

Finance and Audit Committee
Edward Pysden Board Associate

Artistic Advisors
Michael Morris
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Peter Saville
Lemn Sissay
Cerys Matthews
Hannah Pool

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


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