Kala Sangam 23rd May 2015

Board of Trustees

Dan Prendergast

Dan Prendergast

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.

Dave West

Dave West

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.

Marie O'Reilly

Marie O'Reilly

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.

Purnima Tanuku

Purnima Tanuku

Chair

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.

Shirley Collier

Shirley Collier

Shirley Collier 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.

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