The Board

Saltaire Festival Board of Trustees

Our board of trustees meet regularly to help organise and shape the festival. They work closely with all our fantastic volunteers to keep evolving the festival from one year to the next.

Ian Andrews-Swailes
Chair
Ian Andrews-Swailes

Ian is our recently appointed chair of the board. A passionate entrepreneur, Ian runs a few varied businesses and is part of the business school at the University of Bradford where he mentors students on The Accelerated Student Entrepreneur Programme UK/China.

John Henkel
Treasurer
John Henkel

John is a former Director who was responsible for transport and planning across West Yorkshire. He now lends his considerable financial skills to Saltaire Festival, helping to manage budgets, drive sponsorship and advertising and ensuring we can continue to develop as a charity.

Ros Garside
Events
Ros Garside

Ros has been a key member of the festival team for a few years and is also Chair of Trustees at Priestley Academy Trust and Chair of SACRE, Bradford. Ros has a true passion for the village, it's heritage and helping to put on a series of events that show off Saltaire at its very best.

Dominique McLachlan
Volunteers
Dominique McLachlan

Dominique has a background in the sports industry and was part of the London 2012 Games maker team. In her role for the festival Dom is key in organising volunteers to be on hand through the 10 days of events as well as the run up to help promote and organise things.

Phil Myerscough
Marketing & Comms
Phil Myerscough

Phil has been involved with the festival as a volunteer since 2017 as part of the comms team. He's lived around Saltaire for 15 years and runs his own digital marketing and consultancy business. He helps with our website and promoting our events through emails and social media.

Trustee
Hawarun Hussain

Hawarun is another new member to the board. Hawarun is vastly experienced within the public sector working for NHS England and the Bradford City and District health services.