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
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
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
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.


Nadine is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who works in both private and public sectors and has had a life long passion for improving well being. A background in the charity sector has led to skills with community engagement and leadership of events. Last year Nadine took the lead for the Children’s and Young People’s events.

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.