The Team

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Rick Walker

Rick has been at Cartwheel Arts since 2001 and Director since 2004. Usually chained to a desk thinking strategically and monitoring budgets, he is occasionally allowed to direct an event or even deliver a workshop.

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Sue Shaw

Sue Shaw

Sue is our finance guru. Since she started in 2014 we have been in a strict financial control sytem. She's also a rock'n'roll fan and the team enjoys her mobile tunes.

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Becky Smyllie

Becky is a recent graduate of the Arts Management, Policy and Practice MA at the University of Manchester...

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Lucy Holland

Lucy is our Operations and Development Manager. She has been associated with Cartwheel since 2009 in a variety of roles starting out as Administrator then Development Worker, and even a brief stint as a Trustee!

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Vicki Greer

Vicki has joined Cartwheel to manage our Heritage Lottery Funded 'Overspill' project...

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The Board

Kerry Bertram

Kerry Bertram

Kerry has joined the board as a Trustee after many years coordinating Art for Wellbeing at Cartwheel Arts. With a background in project delivery, fundraising and strong coordination skills Kerry has developed AfW programme since 2012.

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Alyson Malach

Alyson is our Chair and leads on Safeguarding and Diversity. Her supports and guidance are crucial to Cartwheel Arts.

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Alan Higgins

Alan has known of Cartwheel since our earliest days. His influence in Public Health across Greater Manchester is invaluable for us. 

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Alice Birdwood

Alice is our Vice Chair and joined our board in 2017 to give support in commercial and trading development and training programmes.

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Steve Griffiths

Steve is our Treasurer and brings a wealth of experience, including serving as the Chair of Link4Life's Finance Sub Committee.

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Carrie Waxman

Carrie joined the Board in 2018. She works in education across Greater Manchester, in a role that supports schools with Art & Design.

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Laura Broome

Laura is an Independent Creative Producer, working with a collection of companies, festivals and artists, on their strategic and artistic development. These organisations have included Flare International Festival of New Theatre, Quays Culture, Coalesce Dance Theatre and UCLanDance...

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