Board Of Directors
From left to right: Ruth Jones, Ben Fisher, Andrew Whittaker, Amy Lilley, Pat Freeman, Jude Wright-Wolfe, Dean Freeman and Paul Bateson.
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 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 programme of work for young people
Self employed Accountant and long time supporter of Long Division Festival.
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 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.
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 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.