Trustees

Bradford Live's board of trustees is led by directors Lee Craven and Caroline Thompson Hayes. The day-to-day management team comprises Lee, Caroline, Kirsten Branston and Chris Morrell.


Lee Craven

Trustee & Programme Director. Founder of Bradford Live. Director of Jessgrove Ltd, a major Bradford textile business with a £23m turnover


Caroline Thompson Hayes

Trustee & Director. Corporate Solicitor at Schofield Sweeney LLP


Chris Morrell

Trustee & member of Management Team. Company director who has developed and managed several manufacturing and retail Bradford based businesses


Kirsten Branston

Trustee & member of Management Team. Former senior bank Manager. FD of consultancy based business. School Governor. Aireborough Children’s services committee member


 Dave West:

Trustee. Former Council Executive. Director of Little Germany Action Ltd. Chief Exec of Bradford YMCA. Trustee of Forster’s Community College and Kala Sangam


David Robertson Brown

Trustee. Director of Gumption Centre Limited. Regeneration Consultant with BDMC on the £35m City Centre Growth Zone


Irfan Ajeeb

Trustee. Former Bollywood actor and film critic. Organiser of ‘Bite the Mango’ film festival. Owner/Editor of The Urban Echo


Mike Bottomley

Trustee. BT Engineer and long term member of Bradford Odeon Rescue Group. 15 years experience of working in professional touring theatre and television production

Professional Team

Our professional team is hugely experienced, each having a track record of success in similar projects. 

Please see our Partners page for more details.


Architect

Tim Ronalds Architects, London


Theatre Consultant

Peter Angier, Carr and Angier, Bath


Business and Funding

Nick Russell, IPW, London


Structural Engineers

Price and Myers, London


Services Engineers

E3 Consulting Engineers, Bath


Acoustic Engineers

Paul Gilleron Acoustics, London


Cost Consultants

AECOM, London