Bath Festivals has a committed and skilled permanent staff and a record of high quality national and international achievement in the arts.

The company directly promotes the Music, Literature, and Children’s Literature festivals (and associated education work), with the Children’s Literature Festival currently under the artistic directorship of John and Gill McLay, music under David Jones and James Waters and Alex Clark – Director of words and literature.

As a publicly funded body, the company recruits members of the board of 13 trustees/directors by open application and a selection process designed to ensure an effective and balanced membership of skills and interests.

The Board is chaired by John Cullum who served as High Sheriff of Somerset 2011-12, is a trustee of the Quartet Social Community Foundation and is currently Chair of the Royal United Hospital‘s Forever Friends Appeal.


  • Celia Mead: Executive Director

Development and Marketing

  • Anna White: Head of Marketing and Communications
  • Vicki Cheadle: Press and PR Manager


  • John and Gill McLay: Artistic Directors, The Bath Children’s Literature Festival
  • James Waters and David Jones: Artistic Directors of Music, The Bath Festival
  • Alex Clark: Director of Words and Literature, The Bath Festival
  • Judith Robinson: Head of Programming
  • Kate Hall: Production Co-ordinator
  • Danny Brothers: Business Administrator

Learning and Participation

  • Hazel Plowman: Learning & Participation Co-ordinator

Bath Box Office

  • Rebecca Molloy: Box Office Manager
  • Jasmine Barker: Senior Box Office Assistant
  • June Price: Box Office Assistant
  • Pam Twohig: Box Office Assistant
  • Hayley Guest: Box Office Assistant
  • Maïwenn Le Mouée: Box Office Assistant


  • Lynne Gregory: Finance Director
  • Rebecca Wheeler: Finance Officer


  • Chair: John Cullum DL
  • Carol Baines
  • David Bates
  • Kevin Brown
  • James Drummond
  • Will Gregory
  • Peter Medlock
  • Councillor Chris Pearce
  • Ian Stockley
  • Lady Evelyn Strasburger
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Richard Turner CMG OBE
  • Anna Williams
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