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Our team

Core team

  • Daniel Bernstein

    Daniel Bernstein


    Daniel, a professional arts manager, joined EEA in 2012. He has worked with co-operatives, arts groups, and on Brazilian carnival events. He plays for Euphoria Steel Pan.

  • Ben Raine

    Ben Raine

    Head of Production

    ​Ben Raine has an extensive background in many areas of production including music, theatre and large-scale outdoor spectaculars.

  • Jules Hodgson

    Jules Hodgson

    Executive Director

    Jules, a UWE Fine Art graduate, joined in 2009. She manages operations, marketing, finance, and fundraising. Passionate about arts access, she is also a freelance artist.

  • Shanika Warren

    Shanika Warren

    Creative Engagement Manager

    Shanika's experience in outreach and creative engagement includes organisations such as Talawa Theatre Co, Tenda Arts and London Bubble.

  • Hannah Rushforth

    Hannah Rushforth

    Project Manager

    Hannah has been freelancing with Emergency Exit Arts since 2019, and has experience in organising large scale public events and community outreach.

  • Yeu-Lai Mo

    Yeu-Lai Mo

    Finance Officer

    Yeu-Lai manages the accounting and finances of the organisation and she also has a background as an artist and creative.

  • Issy Shortt

    Issy Shortt

    Event & Production Coordinator

    Isabel is EEAs Event & Production Coordinator. Isabel is passionate about the public art sector and looking to continue a career as a Producer and Project Manager.

  • Mark Allan

    Mark Allan

    IT Manager

    Mark is our reliable & patient IT manager. He has been involved with EEA since 1987 and was General Manager of the company in the late 1990s.

  • Katrina Wesseling

    Katrina Wesseling

    Interim Programme Manager

    Katrina is a creative facilitator, performer, puppeteer and arts administrator from New Zealand.


  • Mel Wilds


    Mel is one of the founders and directors of Continental Drifts, an event management, music and performance agency.

  • Martin Lowde


    Martin is CEO of a UK based animation production studio and also runs an international marketing agency, specialising in creative IP and entertainment.

  • Sita Thomas

    Sita is a multi-disciplinary artist with a keen interest in increasing representation of marginalised communities.

  • Rosie Folkes

    Rosie has worked in the culture and heritage sector for 15 years and has a background in marketing, business planning and strategic programme management.

  • Marsha Kinkaid

    Marsha is the founder and Chairperson of the Caletock Estate Resident Association - CERA.

  • Roshni Hirani

    Roshni has been working in the arts, culture and heritage sector for over ten years in a range of museums and galleries.

  • Veronica Jones

    Veronica joined the board in 2023 and is a Festival Producer for The Great Exhibition Road Festival.


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