The Team

We’ve built up a fantastic team to deliver Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017. Find out who we all are and what we do.

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Emma Morris

Executive Director

Katy Fuller

Creative Director

Martin Green


Fran Hegyi

Executive Director

Corporate & Finance

Jo Franklin

Business Director

Will Hutchinson

General Counsel

Glenn Harley

Financial Planning Manager

Emma Tucker

Financial Controller

James Crawford

Head of Corporate Operations

Sam Kind

Finance Accountant

Soifur Rahman

Finance Officer

Brian Harry

Corporate Operations Coordinator

John Ashworth

Rollits Training Lawyer

Programme & Delivery

Sam Hunt

Executive Producer

Jenny Hutt

Head of Artistic Administration / Events Manager

Claire Drury

Arts Programme Manager

Lily Mellor

Assistant Producer

Haitham Ridha

Assistant Producer

Laura Beddows

Assistant Producer

Kate West

Assistant Curator

Louis Jones

Gallery Operations Assistant

David Cleary

Gallery Assistant

Clare Holdstock

Gallery Assistant

Partnerships & Development

Liz Draper

Head of Corporate Partnerships

James Trowsdale

Head of Public Partnerships

Louise Babych

Development Manager (Business Relationships)

Emma Hepworth

Partnerships & Development Coordinator

Arts Development (Hull City Council)

Paul Holloway

Arts & Events Manager

Ruth Drake

Arts Development Officer

Clare Drury

Arts Development Officer

Marketing, Communities & Legacy

Phil Batty

Director of Public Engagement & Legacy

Ben McKnight

Director of Communications, Stakeholder and Government Relations

Laura Smith

Head of Marketing & Brand

Shaun Crummey

Head of Volunteering

Alix Johnson

Head of Media and PR

Elinor Unwin

Head of Monitoring & Evaluation

Rachael Booth

Project Manager

Pippa Gardner

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Lisa Mayes

Marketing & Brand Manager

Sarah Moor

Marketing Manager

Jordan Foster

Marketing Assistant

Matt Johnson

Marketing Assistant

Jack Dunkerley

Box Office & Visitor Experience Coordinator

Jess Firbank

Box Office & Visitor Experience Coordinator

Bethany Watson

Digital Projects & Editorial Coordinator

Michelle Evans

Digital Assistant

Melissa Page

Project Assistant

Harriet Johnson

Volunteer Programme Manager

Anna Route

Volunteer Deployment Officer

Christie Parkin

Project Coordinator

Abigail Bell

Assistant Project Manager

Andrea Dolan

Assistant Project Manager

Visit Hull & East Yorkshire

Anthony Yates

Tourism Manager

Dan Wheeler

Tourism Development Officer

Tina Mott

Tourism Development Assistant

Liz Neal

Business Tourism Officer

Meredith Trowsdale

Toursim Development Officer

Ellie Walkington

Business Tourism Officer

Nicola Capes

Business Tourism

Elaine Larney

Business Tourism

Events (Hull City Council)

Jonathon Black

Events Technical Officer

Cheryl Ribbitt

Events Officer

Helen Thackeray

Events Officer

Michelle Kidd

Events Officer

Glynis Steward

Service Support Officer