Zoë Svendsen

Zoë Svendsen is a theatre director, dramaturg and translator. Click here for further information.

Neil Parker

Neil Parker is a freelance professional with extensive experience in events and financial management, programme development and information systems planning. He has worked extensively in the areas of artist lead initiatives across the eastern region. Managing the Arts Marketing Association’s member rep scheme, a national group of volunteers who facilitate opportunities for members to network locally. He recently coordinated a national ‘tweet meet’ involving nearly 300 members with both face to face meetings in 13 locations across the country and via twitter. He has worked on many audience development initiatives including the ground break Map East project and was involved with event and project management for ‘Being Here’, a five-year social inclusion and regeneration project in Southend. At Momentum Arts he worked on the Diversity Programme, which aimed to increase the representation of Black, South Asian and Chinese artists and promoters within the mainstream.

Hilary Seaward

Hilary Seaward is a freelance finance director of over twenty years experience of working with charities and businesses, including: Artichoke, Britten Sinfonia, The Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge Music Festival,  Arts Council East, Cambridge Curiosity & Imagination,  Arts  Marketing Association.

Simon Daw

Simon designs set, costume and video for theatre and dance productions and creates video and performance installation works for galleries and for the public realm.

Jonathan Goodacre

Jonathan Goodacre is a self-employed manager, trainer and consultant working in the cultural sector. He is an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, a trainer for Trans Europe Halles and works regularly for the Arts Marketing Association and BoxSmart.

He was recently co-author of ‘Turning the Tide’, a book about participatory arts projects, has served on several boards including as chair of international theatre company, Hoipolloi, and spoken/facilitated at events in South Africa, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.

Previously, Jonathan worked for the audience development agency Eastern Touring Agency (Momentum Arts from 2003) as Marketing Development Manager and then as Senior Programme Manager prior to that for nine years at The Junction in Cambridge.

For Metis he has worked on fundraising and marketing for The Bunker Project and 3rd Ring Out as well as contributing his own fascination with real-life disasters and the way that people deal with them.



METIS are developing an advisory network for the company which supplements the board. The network holds regular informal meetings, exploring a specific theme, which is introduced by a member of the network or a guest.
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