Board

Looking for new Trustees

We are currently seeking new trustees who bring skills, experience and a track record in the following areas: theatre / the arts; law; marketing and PR; fundraising; international relations; cultural diversity. As an organisation which works with a broad range of diverse communities within the UK and overseas, we are particularly keen to attract trustees who have a good knowledge of and contacts in these areas.  Click here to download the information pack.

Current Trustees:

Malú Ansaldo

Malú brings a wealth of international arts management experience to the board. Originally from Argentina, with dual Argentine-Italian nationality, Malú worked with festivals in Buenos Aries before moving to Britain, where she has been involved with organisations including the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the Greenwich and Docklands Festival and the CASA Festival. In 2012, she was the Producer of the triumphant Globe to Globe Festival, bringing companies from around the world to perform the plays of Shakespeare on Bankside. She is currently Producer for the Globe`s world tour of Hamlet - performing in every country in the world. Malú joined the board in 2014.

Prakash Kurup (Treasurer)

Kash is a Chartered Accountant with many years' experience.  The father of two daughters who work in the performing arts, Kash has also served on the board of the Millfield Theatre. Kash joined the board in 2016.

Dr Alastair Niven LVO OBE (Chair)

Alastair was until recently Principal of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.   He has published over 100 articles on aspects of Commonwealth and post-colonial literature and on overseas student affairs.  He has been Literature Director of both the Arts Council and the British Council. He has served as a judge at the Booker Prize and for twenty years was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Commonwealth Writers Prize. From 2003 to 2007 he was President of English PEN. Dr. Niven is married with two children.  Alastair joined the board in 2012.

Kristine Landon-Smith

Kristine is a theatre practitioner, cultural entrepreneur and educator. She has recently returned to the UK after completing a three year posting as Senior Lecturer in Acting at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Australia. She joined the institution in 2013 after more than 22 years as a Founder member and Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre, one of Britain's leading middle scale touring companies specialising in artist training, new writing and intracultural theatre practice. Prior to founding Tamasha, Kristine was a Senior Producer for BBC Radio Drama, and a freelance director and teacher. She currently freelances as a teacher and director in the UK and Australia.  Kristine joined the board in 2016.

Shelagh Prosser

Shelagh is an established equality and diversity practitioner with 20 years experience of enabling organisations to make progress on this agenda. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she held senior equality and diversity posts in the Civil Service, the BBC and the transport industry. As a consultant she has worked with public, private and third sector clients, delivering a range of solutions with passion and integrity. Shelagh has worked extensively on strategies and practical actions to embed equality and diversity into business development, employment practice and service delivery. Shelagh is currently Chair of the Westminster Equalities Partnership (a cross sector body), Chair of the charity ‘Women and Manual Trades’ and Vice Chair of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Practitioners. She is also a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Shelagh joined the board in 2008.

Evgenia Sorokina

Eve is a seasoned investment banker with extensive background in finance and risk management, who currently works for JP Morgan where she is primarily focusing on funding and liquidity risk management as a part of the Global Corporate Treasury & Chief Investment Office group. In addition, since 2013, Eve has been an acting Trustee and Treasurer for the Wandsworth Work and Play, a non-for-profit pro-green educational arts charity in London. Previously, Eve has held multiple roles in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Intercontinental Exchange and Deutsche Börse Group. Eve is a huge fun of art, opera and theatre, and has 8 years of Russian music school experience under her belt, where she played piano and domra.