Board of Trustees
Dan is a digital specialist with considerable experience of supporting global organisations in both the B2C & B2B environment. With a particular focus in the tourism and publishing sectors, Dan brings strategic expertise in digital marketing, ecommerce and technology.
A town planner/urbanist with over 38 years experience in a mixture of local government, public/private partnership and community led initiatives in West Yorkshire and Bradford. This was followed by 25 years working for Bradford Council in department of Regeneration and was seconded to the original Bradford Urban Regeneration Company.which established the company and its board, commissioned the city centre masterplan and engagement with the public.
Now David is the Director of Little Germany Action Ltd – a community led project whose aim is to promote, encourage and deliver the area’s regeneration in partnership with private companies and public agencies. He also supports many organisations in Bradford.
Ganesh Deivanayagam is a Finance and Management professional with extensive experience in Financial management, accounting, marketing, international business and management consulting. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a Masters Degree in Business Management. Ganesh has worked in India, Sri Lanka, USA and UK in organisations of different sizes including the NHS, Steria and his last assignment in a senior executive role with IBM as a Management Consultant.
Ganesh has been associated with Kalasangam for the past 10 years, as a parent of his two daughters who learnt dancing and also as a voluntary language teacher.
Marie is a marketing manager at Accord Mortgages, part of Yorkshire Building Society. With a primary focus on communications and brand development, Marie works with colleagues across the YBS group on tactical and strategic projects. Marie is a strong believer in the value that arts can add to both business and communities.
As the Financial Director of a division of a US manufacturing company, Paul has worked all over the world. He has now retired, and his interests include art, music, golf, and watching Bradford Bulls.
Purnima Tanuku is the Chief Executive of the National Day Nurseries Association. She works closely with ministers and senior civil servants, and represents NDNA and the sector. Purnima is a trained dancer and has supported Kala Sangam’s dance classes.
Shanaz has 20 years experience in the legal field and now works as a solicitor in private and public child care law. She is keen to support community projects and is interested in the arts.
Shirley Colleir is an experienced outward-looking museum professional with a strong record of leadership and achievement across the breadth of museum functions. Shirley was the Board member of Arts Council Regional Board for Yorkshire and is currently a Governor, York College.