I’m a Hong Konger based in Leeds UK, and have worked internationally on devised and contemporary performances, ranging from intimate theatre pieces to large-scale outdoor spectacles, often incorporating digital technology. I am Artistic Director of Mind the Gap, England’s largest theatre company working in partnership with artists with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism.
I trained as a professional dancer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and gained a BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts. I worked in children’s theatre where I joined Tutti Frutti in 1999 and performed in no less than 16 productions. I now work in a primary school as creative arts and dance coordinator.
Sustainability Champion I am a Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Previously I was Producer at Theatr Clwyd, leading the Producing & Programming team and producing their in-house work. I am Co-founder and was Executive Producer for Junction 8 Theatre, having previously worked at Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University.
Diversity Champion I am a Youth Theatre Practitioner for York Theatre Royal, an acting member of Playback Theatre York, Visiting Lecturer in Theatre at York St John University, and the Founder and Artistic Director of my own company, Next Door But One. Most recently, I took up the role of Charter Programme Manager for Parents [read more]
Chair A proud Scotsman, I moved to Leeds following a promotion in a previous job, with the intention of staying for a year. That was in 1998. I still live in Leeds, where I practise as a barrister.
I came to Leeds to study Psychology at the University and loved the city so much that I stayed. I went on to become a primary school teacher working in inner city schools. I have always valued the arts both in family life (I’m a mother of five boys) and at work, leading the subject [read more]
I joined Leeds City Council as Chief Librarian in June 2017 and am currently working on a variety of projects. These include the merger of libraries with Customer Services to create a network of Community Hubs across the City and the introduction of a new Storybus service for children aged 0- 5 years and their [read more]
Vice Chair I spent over 10 years in Arts Marketing, seven of those as Head of Communications for York Theatre Royal. I also spent some time in the world of Higher Education as Deputy Director of Marketing at York St John University and I am now Head of Marketing at Castle Howard.