Meet the Team and the Trustees

Over the challenging last three years, as well as managing to deliver a 2020 festival, and survive as an organisation, we’ve been shifting towards a model we think can thrive and flourish for the long term.

As part of this shift, we have restructured to a flexible, dynamic, core team producing ambitious, experimental work which challenges artists whilst engaging audiences from communities across the UK and internationally.

We are working to drive up the overall value of – and grow the global market for – our sector’s cultural output. We will proactively generate high-value opportunities across the UK and beyond via a razor-sharp focus on innovation and excellence. So, consider Mediale to be open for business everywhere, year-round.

The Team

TOM HIGHAM

Creative Director

KATE FARRELL

Head of Programme

WILLOW BOWEN

Creative Producer

MARNIE SIMPSON

Assistant Producer

Hannah Ainscough

Senior Administrator

Steph Clarke

Senior Producer

KELLY MORAN

Executive Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

The Trustees

Tim Leigh

Chair of YM & MD of Stage One

David Dickson

Chairman, Family Business Matters Ltd

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Author, Consultant, Advisor and Founder

Kristina Maurer

Cultural producer, curator and researcher

Maxwell Mutanda

Pluridisciplinary researcher, visual artist & architect

Kay Watson

Researcher, Producer & Curator, Serpentine Galleries