Meet Our Trustees!

Louise Schmitz - Co Chair of the Board of Trustees

Louise Schmitz - Co Chair of the Board of Trustees

Louise Schmitz is a senior manager in National Grid with extensive energy regulation experience and excellent leadership and people management skills. Her career to date includes leadership of organisational change and coaching / mentoring of staff. Louise is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the HR Sub-Committee.

Sharon Walpole - Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees

Sharon Walpole - Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees

Sharon Walpole is a director at Careermap Limited, a job board for young talent and publisher of Careermag careers publications. She brings exprience with young people and digital/graphics skills from her position as Editor of Careermag. Sharon is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of Operations Sub-Committee.

Stewart Bell - Treasurer

Stewart Bell - Treasurer

Stewart Bell, whilst now retired, was the CFO of an international business – BSN Medical. He originally trained with KPMG and is a qualified accountant. He is our Treasurer and Chairs the Finance Sub-Committee. In addition to his financial skills, he brings a wide range of management experience including that of being the Treasurer for a number of years of the South Warwickshire Citizen Advice Bureau.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is Head of Collections at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust where is responsible for all things related to the museum, library and archive collections. He brings experience of the wider arts, heritage and culture sectors to the work of Escape Arts. In addition to his role as Trustee, Paul is Chair of the HR sub-committee.

Hattie Throssell

Hattie Throssell

Hattie Throssell is a Graphic Designer, with a degree from the University of Gloucester.  She has been an Escape Arts volunteer for over 5 years, leading on the Charity’s newsletter and creative digital content and has been a Trustee for 3 years. Hattie sits on the Operations Sub-Committee and advises on accessibility and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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