Joining the board in 2021, Emily has completed an MA in Arts Management Policy and Practice at The University of Manchester and has worked and volunteered at a variety of arts and cultural organisations, festivals and events across the North West and the UK, including Louder Than Words Festival, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley, Light Night Leeds and Sofar Sounds Manchester. Having grown up in neighbouring Staffordshire, Emily currently lives in South Manchester and works as Business and Finance Administrator at Islington Mill in Salford. Emily’s passions include arts festivals and live music, and she can often be found attending concerts and events.
Nigel joined the board in 2019 and is a Chartered Accountant turned self-employed IT consultant. He graduated from Manchester University having studied Computer Science & Accounting and has lived in Macclesfield since then. He is also interested in heritage railways and digital photography.
Nick join the board in 2023. Originally from Bury, he has lived more than half his adult life in Macclesfield. A retired IT professional, project manager and civil engineer. He is passionate about promoting music and the arts in the area. He is a keen amateur violinist and can be found playing with the Open Strings group at occasional Treacle markets.
Anna Lomas (she her)
Anna returned to her hometown of Macclesfield and joined the board in 2023 after living and working in Glasgow for 12 years. She is a producer who works closely with artists and communities to develop creative projects and programmes. She has worked for a number of arts and community-led organisations and festivals over the last 10 years and is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art with an exchange at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.