Gez Casey - Chair
Gez is an actor, playwright and Literary Manager. His work for Live Theatre includes A Very Irish Coup, a one man show about horse racing, and, most recently, Up There In Lights (a musical with David Scott and Neil Blenkinsop) and From Home To Newcastle (a verbatim piece with young refugees and asylum seekers, with Tom Chaplin). He also teaches at Northumbria University.

Helen Green
Helen is the Culture Bridge Area Manager for Sunderland, South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead. Her role is to build relationships with and between culture and education organisations to identify areas for collaboration, share good practice, and help us all work together to provide the best creative opportunities for children and young people.

Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
Nazli founded ZENDEH in 2004 and with support from the Scottish Arts Council launched its first public programme in 2005. She moved the company to the North East of England in 2007. She has directed all of ZENDEH's productions and laboratories nationally, regionally and internationally.

Steven Gaythorpe - Company Secretary
Steven worked as copywriter for over twelve years, and has extensive experience of new media and Internet marketing, as well as TV, radio and print advertising. Since 2008 he has been pursuing a career as a theatre maker in the North East.