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.

Saskia Boersma (Director)

Is new to the board and works in brand development.

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.

Andrea Collier (Director)

Is new to the board and currently works for BBC Birmingham.

Saul Jones (Director)

Is new to the board and Managing Director of AGCO Finance.

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.

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.

Nina Pearlman (Director)

Is new to the board and Head of UCL Art Collections.

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.

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