The Team

Without Walls is run by a group of individuals from a variety of disciplines.

We are committed to making the outdoor arts sector in England the best it can be. You can find out more about the team including details on our Board of Directors.

Chief Executive 
Ralph Kennedy

FESTIVALS TEAM

Head of Festival Networks
Anaïs Biaux

Project Manager – Festival Networks
Mimosa Connor

Project Manager – Festival Networks
Sara Riccardi

PROGRAMME TEAM

Head of Programme
David Morgan

Head of Artists and International
Irene Segura

Project Manager – Artists and Programme
Grace Neville-Evans

Development Producer
Sophie Akbar

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS TEAM

Senior Finance Manager
Adam Cooper

Finance Coordinator
Kutlwano Mongae

Operations Manager
Danielle Sherwood

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Senior Communications and Development Manager
Ed Cox

Communications Officer
Jessica Tsiquaye

CONTACT THE TEAM

[email protected]

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Without Walls is governed by a Board of Directors that ensures the network delivers on its mission, aims, and objectives.

Board members are drawn from network partners and independent external voices with specialist expertise.


Andrew Comben
Chief Executive of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

Andrew Loretto
Hat Fair and Playmakers Director

Anthony Missen
Co-Founder of Company Chameleon

Caron Wint
Investment Administrator/Project Manager/Arts Officer

Charlotte Bowen
Director and Creative Producer of The Culture House, Grimsby

Ivan Wadeson
Executive Director of Manchester City of Literature

Dr Jane Ali-Knight
Professor in Festival and Event Management at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and Visiting Professor at Curtin University, Australia

Jo Burns
Chair of Without Walls

Juliet Hardy
Creative Programmes Manager at Stockton Council

Karl Greenwood
Creative Director, First Arts, Mansfield

Lesa Dryburgh
Culture Consultant, Project & Events Manager, Neurodiverse Comprehension Strategist, Facilitator, Coach, and Trainer in the UK and internationally.

Lew Hodges
Chartered Accountant

Sam Goodey
Culture & Library Development Manager, Vision RCL – Redbridge Outdoor Arts

Sud Basu
Creative Director, Consultant and Cultural Advisor

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Wild, Motionhouse © Dan Tucker