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Our trustees

Sir Roger De Haan CBE DL

Chairman

Lady Alison De Haan

Sir Stephen Deuchar CBE

Director, The Art Fund

Paul Hudson

Commissioner, Infrastructure Planning Commission

Andrew Ironside

Formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor (resources) Canterbury Christ Church University

Judith Nesbitt

Writer and formerly Director of National and International Partnerships, Tate

The Earl of Radnor

Vanessa Stone

Arts Producer / Project Manager

David Shriver 

Senior Advisor, Ocado Group 

Alastair Upton 

Chief Executive, Creative Folkestone

 

Our team

Alastair Upton

Chief Executive
info@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Sebastian Cater

Interim Chief Operating Officer
sebastiancater@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Angela Ludlow

Head of Finance
angelaludlow@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Michelle Parker

Head of Development
michelleparker@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Tania McCormack

Learning Officer
taniamccormack@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Sorcha Carey

Curator, Folkestone Triennial 2025
info@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Jo Cowdrey

Head of Curatorial
jocowdrey@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Sophie Haydock

Curator: Books, Ideas and Community
sophiehaydock@creativefolkesto

Marita Pohlschmidt

Development Manager, Contracts & Relationships
maritapohlschmidt@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Lyn Maytum

Executive and Project Assistant
lynmaytum@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Owen Kimm

Marketing and Communications Manager
owenkimm@creativefolkestone.org.uk

George Cory

Communications Officer
georgecory@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Dan Hoare

Creative Quarter Manager
danhoare@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Mel Winter

Creative Workspaces Manager: Community
melwinter@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Lex Thompson

Creative Workspaces Manager: Contracts
lexthompson@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Lauren Hamilton

Tenant Liaison Co-ordinator
laurenhamilton@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Matt Brummitt

Tenant Liaison Assistant
mattbrummitt@creativefolkeston

Joel Francis

Technical Manager
joelfrancis@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Zoe O’Farrell

Assistant Finance Manager
zoeofarrell@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Yaz Norris

Visitor Experience and Venue Manager
yazminnorris@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Hayden Noakes

Assistant Venue Manager
haydennoakes@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Marianne Murray

Assistant Producer
mariannemurray@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Alice Gretton

Assistant Producer
alicegretton@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Kirstyn Brook

Box Office Supervisor
kirstynbrook@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Hamish Findlay

Custodian Prospect Cottage
hamishfindlay@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Paul Squire

Creative Quarter Estates Supervisor
paulsquire@creativefolkestone.org.uk

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