Our Board

As a charity we are governed by a Board of Volunteer Trustees.

Sammy Maitland


Sammy is a socially engaged producer and curator. Having previously worked across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire for 7 years, she is now based in East London and works as a Creative Producer for the Museum of London.

Samantha Matthews

Vice Chair

Sam is Head of Marketing & Audience Development for MK Gallery and has over 12 years’ experience of working in a senior marketing role.

Mark Taylor


Mark has lived in Bedford for over 30 years and spent most of his career working for membership bodies in health and the arts.

Sue Reed


Sue was born in Essex and spent the first year of her life living in a caravan in Epping Forest with her parents and older brother.

Tim Pain


Tim is CEO of Verve Group Ltd, a niche property company specialising in the regeneration of commercial buildings, adapting them to meet the demands of the current day.

Anita Kumari


Anita Kumari is an experienced Head of People & Operations in an Arts Organisation. Having a strong commitment to equality and equity; particularly within marginalised communities.

Fiona Parry


Fiona is a gardener and curator. She is based in Margate and grew up in Bedfordshire.

Jennie Cashman Wilson


Jennie is a certified coach, a member of the Association of Coaching, a mentor, strategist and published author for creative people.

Samuel Baker


Sam has a background in education, charity operations, fundraising and project management, with extensive experience of constructive relationship-building across the private, public and third sectors.

Join our Board


Bedford Creative Arts is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Trustees.

We are particularly excited to hear from people who have skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Artistic Practice, Creative Producing and/or Programming in any artform
  • Experience of working in diverse communities & listening to community viewpoints
  • Prior Trustee or charity sector experience
  • Leadership skills

Diversity on our Board is important to us. We seek to develop a Board that reflects the community we serve. We are keen to hear from people from a range of backgrounds and especially those which are currently under-represented on our board which includes:

  • South Asian, Black, Mixed and Eastern-European White backgrounds.
  • Under the age of 35 years
  • Have a disability or long-term health condition
  • People without a degree or further education qualification

We won’t prejudice applicants that do not come from one these backgrounds if they have the skills and knowledge we need to balance our Board, but we would be delighted if we could reflect these backgrounds in our decision-making.

Download the job description pack below to find out how to apply.