Board Of Directors

Back Row: Ash Scott, Andrew Whittaker, Jenn Howard, Paul Bateson, Jude Wright-Wolfe

Front Row: Ruth Jones, Dean Freeman, Amy Lilley

Long Division CIC is overseen by a Board Of Directors. This is a voluntary role. 

Dean Freeman (Chair Of The Board)

Founder of Long Division Festival in 2011 and overall Director / Producer for Long Division CIC projects and activities. Also a freelance Creative Producer, Educator and Artist as Dean Freeman Creative

Paul Bateson

Paul is a teacher and creative practitioner whose work is values led; and has recently completed an MA (Education).

In education he works part-time as Drama lead in a secondary school, in residence at a primary school working with teachers to develop story based curriculum, and as a tutor with Drama PGCE students for University of Huddersfield.

In the creative arts he works as a Drama practitioner for Leeds Playhouse and Grimm & Co.

Paul is currently working with Long Division developing their programe of work for young people

Pat Freeman

Self employed Accountant and long time supporter of Long Division Festival.

Jenn Howard

Jenn has worked as a volunteer for Long Division since 2011 and has a keen insight into the Stage Management and Artist Liaison aspects of running Long Division Festival

Ruth Jones

Involved with Long Division Festival since 2013, Ruth’s skills and interests revolve around Long Division’s marketing output and our box office services. 

Amy Lilley

Amy Lilley is an arts and events producer based in Wakefield. Amy co-produces Artwalk Wakefield and works on the public programme team at The Hepworth Wakefield. As Artwalk producer, Amy acts as artist and venue liaison, produces and curates pop-up and temporary exhibitions and helps facilitate community engagement projects. Throughout Amy’s past job roles and projects, her primary focus has been to make opportunities in Wakefield for early-career local artists and creatives, all of which put the city on the cultural map and help to make it a better place to live and work.

Ash Scott

Long time partner of Long Division Festival, Ash produces film and photography as Ash Scott Video and To Have And To Hold Films.

Andrew Whittaker

Veteran of many a musical project, walking encyclopedia of Metal sub-genres and long time supporter and advocate of Long Division Festival.

Andy has written and performed two one-man shows detailing his experiences as both a vocalist and a music journalist over the last two decades.

He continues to write about bands, record shops, grass roots football, cycling and the English motorway system.

Jude Wolfe-Wright

Jude is an experienced leader of teams and projects in both the corporate and third sector. Jude believes in bringing people together to create strong, harmonious communities in which all can thrive and belong. Jude prides himself on his ability to develop happy, cohesive teams with all empowered to achieve their individual and collective potential. He has a passion for nature, sport and music.