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


Lee Craven

Managing Director and Chair (SRO of the Programme Management Team).  Founder of Bradford Live. Director of Jessgrove Ltd, a major Bradford textile business with a £23m turnover


 

Chris Morrell

Director. Company director who has developed and managed several Bradford-based businesses


Kirsten Branston

Programme Director. Former senior bank Manager. FD of consultancy based business. School Governor. 


Dave West

Member. 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

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


Irfan Ajeeb

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


Mike Bottomley

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

Our Design Team are all leaders in their fields and have a wealth of experience in the design and development of performance and cultural buildings across the UK:

 

 

Architect: Aedas

 

Structural Engineers: Price & Myers

 

Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Buro Happold

 

Project Manager: Novus

 

Cost Consultant: Mace

 

Acoustician: Gillieron Scott

 

Theatre Consultant: Carr & Angier

 

Fire Engineer: Innovation 

 

Compliance Engineer: Acivico