CEO and Artistic Director
Saad Eddine Said
Head of Programmes (Maternity Leave)
Head Curator (Maternity Cover)
Head of Compliance and Partnerships
Head of Neighbourhoods
Associate Artistic Director – Transform
Front of House Manager
Front of House Assistant
CafeBar Guest Services Assistants
Ella van der Straaten
Guest Services Cleaning
Chair: Samori Gambrah
Samori has wealth of knowledge from the corporate world and beverage industry. He is currently Global Brand Director for Captain Morgan at Diageo and worked previously with ABInBev and SABMiller in various senior marketing and commercial roles across Africa and Europe. Samori has a passion for building world class brands in culture and unlocking bold award winning creativity.
Vice Chair: Professor Christopher O’Brien, OBE
Chris O’Brien is Emeritus Professor in Production Engineering of the Nottingham University Business School. He has extensive experience of working and teaching in Latin America, China and South-East Asia. He established the University’s campus in Malaysia and was Director of the University’s Business School in China. He holds honorary doctorates from universities in Finland, Thailand and Romania, and was awarded the OBE for his services to the education of the disabled. He is married with two children and three grandchildren, and has a keen interest in music, and the visual and performing arts.
Producer & Production Manager at Smoking Dogs Films Ltd
Jiten Anand is the Managing Director of Inspirate, a social enterprise that specialises in creating inspirational experiences that connect communities with 21st century arts and culture. Co-founded whilst he was on a university placement, Jiten has been instrumental in bringing to life a pioneering breadth of cultural events through his work in Leicester, including An Indian Summer (marking the 70th anniversary of the subcontinents partition with one of the biggest festivals of South Asian culture in the UK) and Bring The Paint (an award winning international graffiti festival, collaborating with artists from 19 countries across the globe). Jiten is also Co-Chair of Leicester Arts Festivals and Trustee of Pedestrian.
Meeta has been teaching or in school leadership for the last 25 years. This has always been in inner city schools, all very diverse and serving a community with many challenges and high deprivation. Meeta sits on the Leadership Team of Nottingham Citizens. She is the president of the Braham Samaj – a small Hindu faith group in Nottingham. Meeta’s passion is to work with various groups, so they are supported and empowered to bring about positive changes for themselves and their communities in an environment where there is mutual respect and tolerance.
Dr Rhiannon Jones is a Nottingham based artist and a researcher for the School of Arts, University of Derby. She is co-chair of Cumulus: International Contemporary Working Art Group, and steering group member, DerbyCAN Producing, Hubs (ACE). She co-founded InDialogue in 2012-present, a collaborative research project that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in their practice. She is creative director of S.H.E.D, an interdisciplinary, academic and touring arts space, designed for the generation of conversation. She is resident artist at Primary, Nottingham, 2011 – present.
Letha is Founder and Director of L Charles Accounting, a leading accountancy firm with a strong regional presence. She has held senior executive roles in several FTSE 100 companies such as Severn Trent Water and Npower. She sits on the Board of Trustees at the Midlands Art Centre, and as a long-term patron of the arts, she is passionate about helping ‘grass-roots’ creative organisations to succeed.