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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 CRW Chairperson and CRW Treasurer contact director@cowleyroadworks.org.  Please click the links for more information.

Brian Trotman

Brian Trotman
Chair and Treasurer

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

Emma-Jane Greig

Emma-Jane Greig is the Founder and Director of not-for-profit dance company, Body Politic. Her passion has always been to help provide and promote participatory arts programmes which reach children and young people and include those that are vulnerable, at risk or excluded. Having grown up in Oxford.

Emma-Jane has witnessed the growth of Carnival over the years and became a trustee in 2015. She says: “Carnival is a celebration of arts and culture. I am very proud to be part of something that brings people together and grants people access to the arts who may have been previously excluded.”

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.

Sophie Slade

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.

Rebecca Baxter

Rebecca Baxter

Rebecca is a communications professional with a background in the public and private sectors. She also has experience as both a fundraiser and a sponsor of the arts.

Junie James

Junie is founder and director of ACKHI (African Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative).  She has been involved in Carnival since its inception in Oxford.

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.