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  • DirectorMarch 2016 to presentHuddersfield
    Appointed to the board of directors, as the company approaches its twentieth anniversary.

    Working with the CEO and board to provide weirdness, rebelliousness, advice and guidance on the centre's role in the wider ecosphere and to help to develop its membership.
  • TrusteeJune 2014 to presentHalifax, West Yorkshire
    Recruited to provide a perspectives on emerging technologies and the arts for IOU Theatre, an organisation with 37 years experience making original work across art-forms including sculptural installations, site specific performance, music, touring theatre and interactive digital works.
  • TrusteeFebruary 2013 to June 2015City of Bradford
    Invited to joined the board of Impressions Gallery, an independent, not-for-profit space for contemporary photography, to provider governance and guidance on the gallery's strategy and development.
  • Conference DirectorOctober 2010 to June 2011Manchester, United Kingdom
    Programming the conference strand of the 2011 FutureEverything Festival; direct an advisory board; develop themes; deliver speakers and panellists; create programme schedules.
  • Co-Founder & CuratorJune 2007 to September 5, 2017Leeds
    Curating and producing a series of events, conferences, meetups and festivals - ranging from BarCamp unconferences and OpenCoffee meetups, to local editions of Girl Geek Dinners, O'Reilly's Ignite events and TEDx events, alongside hosting speakers from Twitter, Google, Union Square Ventures and others.

    LSx's mission is to cohere Leeds' tech sector around discussions of emerging technologies and also to develop relationships with the broader, global cultures of technology.
    • ENGINE_Leeds
      Nov 2013 to Aug 2014
    • Campus Leeds
      May 2013 to Nov 2013
    • Buffering
      In Nov 2011
    • TEDxBradford
      Jul 2011 to Mar 2014
    • TEDxLeeds
      Sep 2009 to Jan 2014
    • Ignite Leeds
      Jan 2009 to Feb 2014
    • Girl Geek Dinners
      Aug 2008 to Oct 2012
    • BarCamp Leeds
      Nov 2007 to May 2010
    • Old Broadcasting House
      Nov 2007 to May 2013
    • OpenCoffee / LSxCafe
      Jun 2007 to Mar 2014
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  • DirectorJuly 2004 to January 2008City of Bradford
    As an elected board director, my responsibilities included accountability in ensuring funding from regional development agencies was utilised to create regional prosperity and employment for member companies and generally in the region.
  • Senior Research ConsultantMay 2001 to December 2006
    Served as Senior Consultant and Deputy to the Director of Technology Research, an emerging technologies think-tank for France Telecom's Freeserve, Wanadoo and Orange businesses.
  • R&D ImagineerNovember 2000 to July 2001
    Worked with newly appointed Director of R&D to establish a research unit.
  • ProducerNovember 1999 to November 2000
    Appointed by Freeserve founder to develop online services in emerging technology areas such as mobile, interactive television and the web.
  • Designer > ProducerJanuary 1998 to October 1999
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