Organisational Structure

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 manufacturing and retail Bradford based businesses

Kirsten Branston

Programme Manager. 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