Board & Staff Team

Board Members

Chair – Nigel Walsh
Vice Chair – Ellen Thorpe
Trustee with Responsibility for Finance – John Dignum
Company Secretary – Cathy Baxandall
Dr. Fozia Bora
Dr. Rachel Bower
Prof. Greg Radick
Kitty Wright
Julie Yau


The Festival is run by a small core team year-round who are joined by around 25 freelance staff at festival time.

Director – Erica Morris
Partnerships & Operations Director – Kate Lovery
Programme Manager – Becky Wholley
Communications & Digital Manager – Jessica Redhead
Finance Officer – Jody Kendall
Creative Learning Producer – Emma Rochford

Key Suppliers and Freelance Support

Technical Director – Richard Speight
Deputy Technical Director – David Wallbank
Graphic Design – Richard Honey of dg3
Website Development – Johnathan Kendall of vitamin K
Book Sales – Book sales are handled by our local booksellers, The Grove Bookshop, an independent book shop run by Kevin Ramage, who also owns the award winning Watermill in Aberfeldy.

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