Jonathan Callan - Idiot Compression

Courtesy the artist. Photo Stefan Handy.

Fiona Banner - Jane's

HD digital film projection, 2013. Courtesy the artist. Photo Stefan Handy.

Anselm Kiefer's work in Never Judge a Book...

Courtesy the artist and White Cube. Photo Stefan Handy.

Meadow Arts Board of Trustees


Meadow Arts is a Charitable Organisation, operating under the stewardship of its Board of Trustees.               


November 2016

Meadow Arts Board is currently made up of 6 Trustees:


Richard Heatly (Chair)

Start of Tenure: 2015

Richard Heatly has recently retired from Hereford College of Arts where he was Principal for over 12 years. During this period the College saw growth in student numbers, resources and the range of courses, particularly at undergraduate level. After completing a degree in Philosophy and English at Cambridge, Richard worked in advertising and films before studying furniture design and making at the London College of Furniture. He then ran his own business as a designer and maker for a number of years after establishing his own workshops in Herefordshire. He later studied MA Design History at Middlesex University and then taught in higher education. He has been closely involved in the annual Hereford Photography Festival as Chair, and is on the board of Borderlines Film Festival.


Karen Brade

Start of tenure: 2013

Karen Brade has over 20 years of investment experience in a range of sectors and markets. She began her career at Citibank in London, working on various multi-national project finance transactions. After a short period working in Former Yugoslavia with the UN, she returned to the UK to work with the Commonwealth Development Corporation (later Actis), a leading emerging markets private equity firm, where she directed equity and debt investing, portfolio management, fund raising and investor development. Since 2005 she has been an adviser to hedge funds, family offices and private equity houses.

Karen Brade is a director of the Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC, Crown Place PLC, World Child Cancer and Moor Park Charitable Trust (a co-ed boarding/day prep school in Shropshire).


Emma Bulmer

Start of tenure: 2008

Emma Bulmer has extensive experience in the private and charitable sectors of the financing of small and large scale projects and developments. Emma has a good understanding of accountancy and the presentation of financial information. She has been involved in raising finance in the public and private markets and worked with some major charitable trusts.

She also has considerable experience in corporate governance and the negotiation of legally binding contracts and agreements.   She is currently a Trustee of EFB Benevolent Fund, which makes significant donations to the alleviation of poverty and sickness in Herefordshire. She is a Director of Gent Fairhead & Co Limited, Edward Bulmer Limited and REFCO Limited.


Rebecca Morris

Start of tenure: 2014

Rebecca Morris is a marketing and communications professional with over 20 years' experience who has worked for a variety of organisations in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors including Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), West Midlands Police and Aga-Rayburn. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, has a degree in music, and completed an MBA from the Open University Business School in 2011.


Bharti Parmar

Start of tenure: 2014

Dr Bharti Parmar is an artist and academic with over 20 years experience in visual arts, higher education and interpretation of ethnographic museum collections.

She studied fine art at the Royal College of Art and has a PhD in C19th material culture. She has exhibited widely in the UK and overseas and her art practice is informed by the poetics of lore, the vernacular and the overlooked.


Claire Walsh

Start of tenure: 2014

Claire Walsh, Director at Brunswick Arts, advises multiple arts and cultural organisations on a wide range of communications, including strategy, profile-rising, issues management and communications campaigns.