People sitting outside in the sunshine at tables in MIF's pop-up Festival Square in Manchester

Photography Louis Reynolds

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

Roles marked with an asterisk (*) are freelance.


John McGrath  Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Randel Bryan  Executive Director

Mark Ball Creative Director

Fiona Gasper Director of Organisational Change

Hannah Cork  Director of Finance & Resources

Nadia Balfe  Executive Team Projects Manager

Tracy Longdin  Executive Assistant

Rosemary Millbank  Executive Assistant

Claire Govender  Artistic Assistant


Kate Mackonochie  Director of Producing

Fiona Pride  Executive Producer

Tracey Low  Executive Producer

Richard Morgan  Executive Producer

Jane Beese  Head of Music

Phoebe Greenwood  Curatorial Associate

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway  Curatorial Consultant*

Anna Moutrey Producer

Kate Reynolds  Producer

Kwong Lee  Producer

Mai Komoriya  Producer

Natasha Chubbuck  Producer

Shanaz Gulzar  Producer

Hannah Clapham-Clark  Associate Producer

Katherine Wilde  Associate Producer

Abigail Hellam  Production Administrator

Caitlin Joyce  Production Administrator

Laura Allan  Production Administrator

Lucy Price  Production Administrator

Ethan Lees  Producing Intern

Adwoa-Aleksis Mintah Producer*

Angela McSherry  Producer*

Emma Cameron  Producer*

Kerenza McClarnan  Producer*

Rivca Burns  Festival Square Producer*


Paul Clay International Director

Eva Pepper  Head of Commissioning

Michelle Rocha Head of Touring

Alison Darnbrough  Arts Weekend Manager

Hannah Falvey  Commissioning Coordinator

Hannah Weston Arts Weekend Coordinator

Emma Norcliffe  Production Administrator

Usman Saithi  International Intern


Gabrielle Jenks Digital Director

Alex Mannion-Jones Content Producer

Callum Kirkwood Digital Production Coordinator

Festival Square:

Kate Doyle Festival Square Manager

Louise Bruin Festival Square Events Manager

Emily Tate Festival Square Coordinator

Ada Kalu Festival Square Events Assistant

Dan Hickman Festival Square Events Assistant

Heather McKendrick Festival Square Events Assistant


Christina Georgiou  Head of Development (Acting)

Yvonne Hepburn-Foster Trusts & Foundations Manager

Andrea Lowe  Development Manager

Daniel Porter-Jones Philanthropy Manager - Individual Giving

Rebecca French  Development Account Manager

Tessa Over  Development Account Manager

Lauren Smethurst Development Administrator

Blanca Corbelli  Development Intern

Helen Sutcliffe  Events Manager

Rachel Price Events Coordinator

Ellis Coopey Events Assistant

Artist Liaison:

Rachel Down  Artist Liaison Manager

Sam Constable  Artist Liaison Deputy

Sebastian Matthes Artist Liaison Deputy

Melanie Knott  Accreditation Coordinator

Rebecca Lam Artist Liaison Coordinator

Rosie Coxhead Accommodation Coordinator

Felicity Gourley  Event Staffing Coordinator

Penny Coldrick Riders & Information Distribution Coordinator

Euan Au Technical Event Assistant

Amy Brown Artist Liaison Assistant

Deanna Turnbull Artist Liaison Assistant

Jamie Moran  Artist Liaison Intern

Creative Engagement:

Julia Turpin Creative Engagement Director

Menaka Munro  Senior Engagement Manager

Andrew Westle  Engagement Manager

Sarah Hiscock  Engagement Manager

Abir Tobji Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover)

Punam Ramchurn  Talent Development Manager

Antonia Beck  Interim Talent Development Manager

Victoria Ofovbe  Community Connector

Rosannah Jones  Engagement Coordinator

Bianca Prince  Creative Engagement Administrator

Amelia Hall Creative Engagement Intern


Lee Ashworth Volunteer Manager

Esther Lisk-Carew Volunteer Coordinator

Phil Catling Volunteer Assistant


Antony Hart  Head of Design

Amy Sayle  Studio Manager

Alexander Dolphin  Designer

Annette Bowery Designer

Thomas Birch  Designer

Chris Cooper  Junior Designer/Artworker


Helen Faulkner Director of Audiences

Janina Mundy  Marketing Director

Natalie Forrester  Marketing Manager

Charlotte Gush Senior Editorial Manager

Angie Lee Social Media Coordinator

Pareesa Tai  Marketing Assistant

Madison Freeman  Marketing Intern

Andrew Girvan Website Project Manager*

Julie McGawley Marketing Consultant*

Oisan Man Web Manager*

Will Fulford-Jones Publications Editor*


Marie Hirst  Ticketing Manager

Joshua Lacey  Deputy Ticketing Manager

Josie Harrison  Ticketing Coordinator

Jason Boardman  Ticketing Supervisor

Georgina Franklin  Ticketing Administrator

Claire Batt  Ticketing Assistant

Samie Boyd  Ticketing Assistant

Tom Halls Ticketing Assistant


Emma Robertson  Head of Press (Acting)

Jamie-Leigh Hargreaves  Senior Press Officer

Oscar Lister  Press Officer

Carl Morrison  Press Intern


Jack Thompson Technical Director

Paul Moore  Head of Production

Kelly Rossington-Otter  Technical Coordinator

Grace Mainon Technical Assistant

Andy Chatburn Equipment & Logistics Coordinator*

Chris Clay  Senior Production Manager*

Helen Gorton  Technical Production Lead*


Vanda Hagan  Head of Finance

Zeki Tezcan Management Accountant

Emily Godfrey Finance Administrator

Guy Gardner Finance Administrator

Ramsey Janini  Finance Administrator


David Fox Head of Administration

Mon Miah  IT Manager

Matthew Shaw  IT Coordinator

Abraham Weston IT Administrator

Miguel Manzano Network Technician*

Charlotte Roocroft Office Coordinator

Tahla Krosschell Office Assistant

Imogen Delbourgo Office Assistant

Kate Fox Access Manager

Rachel McBride Access Coordinator

Charlie O’Brien Access Assistant

Feimatta Conteh Environmental Sustainability Manager

Josie Baker Sustainability Intern


Katy Dodge Head of HR

Marney Guy  HR Coordinator

Skills & Training:

Gary Briggs  Factory Futures Manager

Katy Egan-Daynes  Cultural Skills & Training Coordinator

Kiran Sethi Cultural Skills & Training Coordinator

Jamie Bazell  Factory Academy Intern

Matthew Hawke  Factory Academy Intern

Jocelyne Underwood Cultural Skills & Training Consultant*

The Factory:

Emma King  Factory Capital Project Director

Pete Taylor  IT Consultant*

Elliot Willis Factory Sales Consultant*

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 & Founder, Wakelet

Grace Ladoja MBE Entrepreneur & Co-founder, Metallic Inc and Homecoming

Amy Lawrence  Artist, Young Person’s Forum Rep

Ibrahim Mahama Visual Artist

Shaminder Nahal Commissioning Editor, Channel 4

Gary Neville Footballer, pundit and businessman

Richard Paver Former Treasurer, GM Combined Authority

Cllr Luthfur Rahman OBE  Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council

Kully Thiarai  Creative Director of Leeds 2023

Ngozi (Goz) Ugochukwu  Artist & Journalist, People's Forum Rep

Jo Whitfield CBE  Chief Executive of Food, The Co-op

Jeanette Winterson  Writer

Cathryn Wright  Director of Sedulo (London Office)

Pat Bartoli  Head of City Centre Growth & Regeneration, Manchester City Council (Observer)

Pete Courtie  Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England (Observer)

Edward Pysden (Board Associate)

Artistic Advisors:

Cerys Matthews

Michael Morris

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hannah Pool

Peter Saville

Lemn Sissay

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