Members of the Management Committee:
Melita Dennett (Director and Chair)
Broadcaster and radio skills trainer.
Frank Flood (Director and Company Secretary)
Film fanatic who created the popular compilation of Brighton footage screened at the 40th Anniversary fundraiser
Gerry Holloway (Director)
She was senior Lecturer in Life History and Women’s Studies at the University of Sussex until 2010, she taught on the MA in Life History Research and the BA in Cultural Studies for many years.
Esther Gill (Director)
Brighton-based consultant specialising in supporting heritage and arts organisations to build their audiences, to engage people with their work and to explore new ways of sharing heritage.
These people also contribute to the monthly committee meetings and organisational development in an advisory capacity:
Margaretta Jolly (University of Sussex)
Dr Dorothy Sheridan (Mass Observation Archive)
John Riches (Development Director) who has 20 years experience in leading large-scale projects for award-winning community arts companies and national organisations. Since 2004 he has overseen the rejuvenation in QueenSpark’s programme, concentrating on the strategic development of the company’s profile and output, and leading new project ideas and publications.
Sarah Hutchings (Creative and Marketing Director) who has over ten years experience in literature and reading promotion including the project management of several high profile literature schemes both national and regional. She is also the Artistic Director at City Reads, Brighton and in the past was Children’s Literature Programmer at Brighton Festival.
Nicola Benge (Administrator) who is the Creative Director of the arts and heritage organisation, Strike a Light. She has worked on many creative heritage projects for organisations such as English Heritage, WRVS, Age Exchange, and Creative Partnerships.
Catherine Geeson – who keeps the finances in order!