Meet the Team

Meet the team behind Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. View the whole team below or click on the department titles to view each of its members. 

We have three creative producing teams with specific remits around caring for our local community and the issues faced, collaborating with people and organisations in the city and developing a dynamic programme led by a team who will be future-facing, pioneering new partnerships, new ways of working and people-powered.

For more information on the regionally-based Collaborative City team please view our map here: Collaborative City Map

Martin Sutherland

Chief Executive

Chenine Bhathena

Creative Director

Laura McMillan

Director of Audience Strategy

Liz Wainwright

Director of Operations

Jane Wynn

Governance Support Officer

Helene Gray

PA to the Directors

Fran Hick

Executive Assistant

Hannah Graham

Producer Mental Health and Wellbeing & Programme Manager Reform The Norm, Caring City

Josie Bamford

Senior Producer, Caring City

Sophie George

Associate Producer, Caring City

Harriet Usher

Associate Producer, Caring City

Danielle St Leon

Assistant Producer, Caring City

Kate Danielson

Senior Producer, Collaborative City

Navkiran Mann

Producer North East, Foleshill and Longford, Collaborative City

Alice Williams

Producer North East, Henley and Wyken, Collaborative City

Richard Bromhall

Producer, South West, Collaborative City

Coby Walsh

Love Coventry Projects Manager , Collaborative City

Emily Hodgson

Love Coventry Administrator, Collaborative City

Manjit Bath

Community Connectors Project Manager, Collaborative City

Zahra Khalifa

Collaborative City Creative Apprentice

Jon Davis

Senior Producer, Dynamic City

Nikola Mckiernan

Project Coordinator, This is the City, Dynamic City

Vashti Waite

Green Futures, Senior Producer, Dynamic City

Amber Merrick-Potter

Green Futures Producer, Dynamic City

Hannah Rouse

Green Futures Producer, Dynamic City

Chantel Milford

Green Futures Administrator, Dynamic City

Chloee French

Green Futures, Commercial Events Apprentice

Alex Talbott

International and Youthfulness Programme Manager, Dynamic City

Andy Reeves

Education and Young People Programme Manager, Dynamic City

Emily Neale

Education Administrator, Dynamic City

Tony Guillan

Digital Curator, Dynamic City

Emma Harrabin

Head of Commercial Operations and Visitor Experience

Liam Bayliss

Events Operations Manager

Alexander Beard

Digital Gallery Venue Manager

Sarah Kenny

Duty Manager

Abbie-Rose Allen

Visitor Experience Assistant

Doug Collis

Visitor Experience Assistant

Rakesh Kaushal

Visitor Experience Assistant

William Morris

Visitor Experience Assistant

Lucy Nedergaard

Visitor Experience Assistant

Luke Simpson

Visitor Experience Assistant

Kwaku Addo

Front of House / Customer Service Assistant

Aidan Stojsavljevic

Visitor Experience Assistant

Relly Caprarus

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant

Umar Sujad

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant

Carmen Caprarus

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant

Xena Verdding

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant

Kerry-Anne Carroll

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant

Laura Conniff

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant

Ethan Schelts

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant (Casual)

Fraser Campbell

The Reel Store Gallery Assistant (Casual)

Alex Wilcox

Assistant Technical Manager at the Reel Store

Byron Biroli

Exhibitions Curator

Billy Partridge

Head of Ticketing

Sam Gould

Ticketing Officer

Hayley Pepler

Head of Content and Digital Broadcast

Katie Paling

Website and Social Media Manager

Ollinton Matthews-Parris

Head of Marketing

Francis Stojsavljevic

Marketing Officer

Ella Hinton

Marketing Assistant

Liz Draper

Head of Corporate Partnerships

Laura Pottinger

Trusts and Foundations Manager

Emma Segal

Development Events Manager

Annabel Decoust

Development Team Administrator

Omar Diallo

Fundraising Apprentice

Stephen Lee

Finance Manager

Jonathan Brett

Management Accountant

Lorna Thomas


Shannon Mills

Finance Assistant

Harry Emery

Finance Assistant Apprentice

Mark Scott

Monitoring and Data Manager

Jakub Jezierski

Monitoring Officer

Hector Macpherson Brown

Head of Event Operations

Carys Tavener

Events Operations Manager

Claire Manley

Events Operations Manager

Christopher Eustace

Production Manager

Hannah Lewis

Production Coordinator

Catherine Partridge

Production Coordinator

Eleanor Mottram

Head of Programme

Jamie Wright

Programme Contracts Manager

Chief Inspector Helen Kirkman

Policing lead City of Culture Team

Sally Duff

Project manager City of Culture Team

Kerry Blakeman

Co-ordination, readiness and Operational Delivery Lead

Catherine Stock

Community Engagement, Partnership Development, Problem Solving and Evaluation Lead

Sgt Julie Harrison

Community Engagement, Partnership Development, Problem Solving and Evaluation

Sgt Amy Wright

Co-ordination and readiness, operational delivery

Ruth Richardson

Head of Team Development

Robyn Clements

Facilities Officer

Ruby Lewis

Business Admin Apprentice

Sarah Lovsey

Head of Retail

Leila Prue

Retail Supervisor

Emily Coleman

Delegates Manager