The Craftspace logo stitched into white cloth on an embroidery hoop.

Board members

The Council of Management comprises members with diverse skills matched to the strategic needs of the organisation.

We are recruiting! We are currently seeking expressions of interest from new board members.

Matthew Rhodes (Chair)

is a freelance consultant. He has an engineering background and established the global network ‘Engineering for a sustainable future’.  His specialist skills include general management, IT, strategy, sustainability and change.

Richard Bateman (Director)

is Finance Director for Henley College, Coventry and has expertise in financial and personnel management as well as business planning.  He is also an active member of Arts in Business advisor bank undertaking placements within arts organisations.

Karina Thompson (Director)

is an internationally established maker. She has exhibited widely and works to commission. She has experience as an exhibitor in Craftspace exhibitions and advises on issues relating to the crafts sector and artistic practice.

Corinne Miller (Director)

Previously Head of Wolverhampton Arts and Museums she is now a freelance consultant. Her specialist knowledge includes  visual arts and heritage. She contributes considerable knowledge on local authority agendas, government policy and agendas and also arts and cultural policy. Her skills include management, strategic planning and HR.

Sonia Kaur (Director)

is Private Sector Fundraising Manager for the Princes Trust.  Specialising in business development and partnership management she has 6 years extensive fundraising and strategic planning experience. In her role at the Princes Trust she focusses on developing high quality, long term partnerships with Corporate organisations in the West Midlands to support local disadvantaged young people to change their lives for the better.

Caroline Moraes (Director)

recently worked as an academic researcher in the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), and was Faculty Research Ethics Governance Leader for the Faculty of Business, Environment & Society at Coventry University. Her main research interests include marketing and consumer ethics, consumer activism, power issues in consumer culture, and ethical issues in consumer research.

Adreeja Chatterjee (Director)

is a Barrister at No 5 Chambers in Birmingham specialising as a family law practitioner with seventeen years of experience and an established practice.

The Director of Craftspace acts as Secretary to the Council of Management and is responsible for duties relevant to that position.