Meet our Board of Trustees.

Photo taken December 2021. From left to right, back row: Tyrone Huggins, Shelia Bates, David Hanson (Chair), Alan Pollock (Vice Chair), Nyasha Daley, Tony Skipper. Front row: Thanh Sinden, Corey Campbell (Belgrade Creative Director), Colin Bell, Laura Elliot (Belgrade CEO) and Annette Hay.


Cllr. Roger Bailey

Sheila Bates
Sheila is the Children’s Champion at Coventry City Council. Interested in how policy, practise and services are developed and influenced by those impacted by the organisations she works for.

Colin Bell
With over 20 years-experience in Arts media and Events, Colin works with arts and corporate clients ranging from medium to large companies, youth and community groups, local authorities and broadcasters.

Paul Carvell 
Paul is more than an accountant, he is a businessman. He is extremely passionate about helping businesses to achieve their goals. Paul is MD of the SFB Group, a nationwide firm with offices in Nuneaton, Coventry, Hinckley, Leicester, London and Wakefield.

Nyasha Daley
Nyasha is a Creative Communications Entrepreneur, NLP practitioner, emergent arts producer, and poet. Her consultancy, Varyah, combines digital media, marketing, and conversations on equality, diversity, and inclusion, with artistic practice.

David Hanson

Annette Hay
Annette works as a Senior Research Delivery Support Partner at Coventry University working with staff and students towards embedding equitable and inclusive work practices and values.

Tyrone Huggins
With over 40 years’ experience as an actor, performer and writer, Tyrone is also co-founder of the experimental/visual Theatre Company, Impact Theatre Co-Operative. He is currently Chair of Friction Arts and has previously served on the Board of Birmingham Rep and was a member of Arts Council England (West Midlands).

Alan Pollock
Alan was brought up in Coventry and is a successful full-time writer for stage, radio and TV. His stage work has been produced at numerous theatres including The Belgrade.

Thanh Sinden
Thanh is an independent arts and museum consultant supporting organisations and teams to change and grow in a dynamic and inclusive direction.

Tony Skipper
Tony has an extensive experience with cultural and artistic organisations. He was a board member of Arts Council England (West Midlands) and has been on the board of the Belgrade Theatre since 2004. He has also held cultural related cabinet and scrutiny chair positions at Coventry City Council. He recently retired as a Senior Lecturer with Coventry University.

Rebecca Warwick
Rebecca is a consultant for MCS Corporate Strategies, offering strategic and financial support to a wide range of UK businesses. Previous roles include work on funding education and employability programmes and change management projects. Rebecca holds a number of voluntary advisory or committee roles including a Coventry school, an Enterprise Board, and WCS Care

Jon Wilby
Jon is Head of Litigation for Band Hatton Button Solicitors specialising in commercial & business dispute resolution and also Compliance Partner for client care, professional quality and risk management