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 is our chair of the festival 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. Ian has been supporting the festival for many years and is now a seasoned chair.
Jurata was born overseas but has developed a passion for Bradford district, its culture and heritage. Jurata worked in the Regeneration Team, at CBMDC for 10 years and is now an Executive Assistant to a Dean at the University of Bradford. Jurata is interested in the arts, digital health and technology, nature, healthy living and the outdoors. Jurata enjoys connecting with people, the city, and its culture through her work on Saltaire Festival.
Zoe teaches art and design at Leeds Arts University, and runs printmaking and paper arts courses in her spare time. She has taught English in China and various summer camps in the UK, and worked with the Brownies. Volunteering provides opportunities for personal development, skills building and creating strong communities of practice. Being able to work with other volunteers, share interests and pay forward her knowledge and experience is what brought her to the Festival.
I'm Bren Travis, Music Trustee. I work as a professional musician and tutor in Saltaire as well as organising live music and community events across the Bradford District. I present Live at The Lounge: The Radio Show on BCB Radio. www.facebook/brentravistutor
Originally from Liverpool, Mark moved to Saltaire in 2010 where he now lives with his young family. He currently works remotely for a science based technology startup. Outside of work he is a keen allotmenteer, gardener and football fan. He is passionate about sustainability and recently established a social enterprise to help people learn to grow their own food at home (Grow Something Saltaire).
John Henkel worked as a Director at Metro (West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive) and West Yorkshire Combined Authority for over 15 years, overseeing a wide range of public transport services and projects – including new rail and bus stations, smart ticketing, bus real-time information and cycling infrastructure. He was also a Director of ITSO, Traveline and Urban Transport Group. Since retirement John has volunteered with a number of local charities, including the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank (as Treasurer) and is a school governor.
Hawarun is vastly experienced within the public sector working for NHS England and the Bradford City and District health services. She has been a valuable member of the team helping to engage volunteers and facilitate events.