"I joined the Ignite Imaginations board in spring 2019 having worked with some of the team in my previous event management roles with Sheffield Food Festival and Illuminate the Gardens. I am currently General Manager at Third Angel theatre company and have been involved in lots of different voluntary organisations, boards and management committees over the years. I hope to be able to make a contribution to the excellent work that Ignite does in our city".
"Since retiring from senior management in Further Education, I have been a primary school governor and remain a Trustee of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust (SIMT)
I am delighted to join the Board of Ignite Imaginations to help to support the wide range of creative projects. I am particularly interested in engaging older people and intergenerational initiatives."
"I have recently joined the Board and have a working background in the voluntary and statutory sectors in Sheffield. During my working life I set up Sheffield Dementia Alliance and SE Sheffield Community Dementia Advice Service. Predominantly, my work has been around older adults. Working in partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders has been my approach to community development.
Since leaving paid employment my interest in art and creative writing has led me to be involved with Ignite Imaginations – an organisation whose values match my own. I look forward to getting involved."
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
"My passion for creative education and expanding children’s experiences of and with the arts are what drive me. I’ve been a secondary school teacher for 25 years and continue to push for students to gain a fully rounded education. I endeavour to provide opportunities for partnerships between schools and artists and schools and creative arts organisations."
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"With a background in theatre and performance, I have spent the last decade in Sheffield working for various creative organisations in and around the city including Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres and Art Sheffield. I am currently the Director of Sheffield Creative Guild. I joined the board in 2020 and hope to support the amazing work Ignite does in and around the city. Away from work, I love sewing, gardening and hanging around with my toddler."