2018 Fully Grounded

Board members.
We are proud that our Board is diverse with an age range of 21-66; if you are interested in joining us at Board level please contact Dora directly on dora@fertileground.org.uk

Dr Matthew Sutherland

Dr Matthew Sutherland

Matthew is Programme Director for Business and Engagement at Northumbria University Newcastle Business School . Matt has a wealth of experience working with SMEs and founded the Marketing Internship Programme. Link to Matt’s biog.

Gianluca Vincentini

Gianluca Vincentini

Gianluca is Artistic Director of Mobius Dance, Leeds and has performed, taught and directed dance throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and USA. Gianluca was previously Artistic Director of VERVE, the post graduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance for 5 years. Mobius Dance

Sue Hurrell

Sue Hurrell

Sue is a freelance projects, events and venue manager with a wealth of organisational and management skills in a wide range of roles across The Arts, Events, Heritage, and Tourism. Sue is currently working with The Creative Seed, South Tyneside


Leigh Venus

Leigh Venus is an experienced senior manager with a personal passion for design, arts, culture and heritage. He is currently leading operational management, culture and heritage at Jarrow Hall, South Tyneside, is design partner at Slope Design, Community leader for The Minimalists and Writer for Narc Magazine. His particular interests lie in enabling growth and sustainability, and optimising the experiences of the people with whom he works. I’m passionate about creating an inclusive, creative, rewarding environment, enabling people to achieve their best.


Cristobal Catalan

Cristobal Catalan is an artistic director, creative producer, conceptualist, funding and media advisor and curator. Cristobal’s works have been exhibited widely in academic, art and commercial contexts, including MOMA, BBC, The Place and commissioned at Sky Arts TV. His works have also been selected for numerous international moving, still and theatre festivals, including London Soho Rushes Film, Festival of Cinematic Art and the London Spanish Film Festival.

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