Laura Holmes
Board Member
"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".
Justin Banks
Board Member

A relative newcomer to 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.

Oliver Mantell
Chair of The Board

"I have been a board member of Ignite Imaginations for four years and became chair of the board in September 2016. I also work at the Audience Agency as one of their Directors of Consultancy, leading on marketing and audience development consultancy services. 

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Kellie Gamble
Board Member

I have 20 years’ experience of working in the Arts and with a range of clients with multiple needs in Third Sector settings. My own Arts background is theatre and singing, and I have worked as a Theatre Practitioner and Drama therapist.I have also held roles in Community Arts Development, and I am currently the Arts Coordinator for Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire, part of Crisis, the national homeless charity.  As somebody who has previously worked in partnership with Ignite Imaginations on a number of projects, I am delighted to be on the Board of Trustees and I look forward to being part of an exciting future for the organisation

Sue Ransom
Board Member

"Originally from Birmingham, I came to Sheffield initially for Teacher Training like many other students I stayed and made this wonderful city my home. Since retiring from senior management in Further Education I have been a primary school govenor 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."

Ignite Imaginations is a limited company registered in England (number 5803846) and a registered charity (number 1116631).

Our registered office is 3rd Floor, Castle House, Castle St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S3 8LU