Our Trustees

Cowley Road Works board of volunteer trustees.

We have two vacancies to join our board, so if you have ain interest in the arts, culture and building stronger communities please download our information packs to join our board as a trustee, Chairperson  or  Treasurer   contact director@cowleyroadworks.org for more information.

Sophie Slade (Co-Chair)

Sophie is an arts & heritage consultant with over 12 years of experience in dealing with people, places and collections in the heritage field. She has a wealth of experience from curating to project management. Her work has focused on museums and historic houses, and a range of historic buildings including a brewery and several churches.

Mark Crampton Smith

As a business committed to building sustainable communities, and embedded in East Oxford, it was logical that College and County should offer our services to CRW to help with developing a range of projects celebrating the area’s diversity and vibrancy and to ensure requisite support for the exceptional annual Carnival.

Brian Trotman

Brian Trotman

Brian is a chartered accountant, has held senior financial and commercial positions in the service industry sector and is/has been a trustee for other charities. He says: “Oxford is a great place, made by its’ community, one of the most diverse and multi-cultured in the country. Delivering Carnival, such a great day, a celebration of and bringing this great community together, just has to be done, the people deserve it. It’s hard work, can be fun and the vibe on the day makes’ it all worth it. “

Zaheer Qureshi

Zaheer is commerce graduate and qualified member of Association of Accounting Technicians. Treasurer of the Asian Cultural Centre. Administrator /consultant and book-keeper for the local businesses. He performs the valuable task of keeping for the Cowley Road Works accounts in good order

Paul Wolf

Paul has been involved in community development in the Cowley Road area for many years, working for public and voluntary sector organisations that serve some of the more marginalised members of the local population.

Paul was the NHS rep for East Oxford Action, and was involved in establishing Carnival in 2001 as a part of the regeneration programme in the area. Paul has continued to be actively involved in sustaining delivery of Carnival since then, when it was initially funded from central government sources, and he has supported the smooth transition of Carnival to charitable status in 2008 when central funding drew to an end.

Sarah Connor

Sarah works as a solicitor in Oxford but in a previous career she worked in the heritage sector as an archaeologist and maintains an enthusiasm for the historic environment and all things old and worthy!  Sarah lives in East Oxford with her family and is very invested in its community and its future.

Miriam Chappell (Associate Trustee)

Miriam works in volunteer brokerage, supporting organisations which use volunteers and helping individuals find voluntary roles which suit them. With previous work focused around young people’s mental health, she also volunteers on the steering group for an Oxford-based mental health charity.

Camilla Dickson (Associate Trustee)

Amy Walters (Associate Trustee)