Board Members

Patrick Domingos Tembwa – Currently working as a Director of Funds and Investments for a real estate focused social enterprise. Patrick is also a CIMA qualified Accountant. Prior to being involved in social enterprise and investment, Patrick worked as Director: Finance and Administration for a microfinance bank. He has also worked for companies such as British Telecom, RBS and JP Morgan. Patrick has a keen interest in education and the Arts hence his past involvement with The Beanstalk charity as a reading helper. Currently, he features among the Trustees of the Lewisham Toy Library and provides financial advisory services to Art Fix. As a result of his varied work experience, Patrick has developed strong skills in coaching and building relationship with non-finance stakeholders.

Lynn Howes – Currently Marketing and Development Manager at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) and previously Education and Training Manager for Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Lynn is also a playwright, actor, lecturer, applied arts practitioner and workshop leader. LAMDA, Royal Holloway, City Lit, Brunel and City Uni Alumni. I’m passionate about arts education and bringing the arts in to all aspects of life, work and study. I follow the work of Anna Jordan and Chris Urch closely. They are two of our most and exciting writers and they tackle important and emotive themes.

Leah Moyo – Originally from Zambia, Leah spent many years in Boston, Massachusetts before moving to London and pursuing a career in theatre and film. She recently completed the one-year Acting Course at the Drama Studio London where she was selected as the ‘Expert choice’ in The Stage review of her end of year showcase in the West End. Leah has just completed a tour with Bilimankhwe International Arts Theatre for the Afro Vibes Festival.

Jude Tisdall – formerly Deputy Principal at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Currently working with Drama UK,  Jude is also a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Tess Woodcraft – runs Pod Academy, a podcasting platform on academic research, and trains in the UK and internationally on handling the media. She was formerly a charity commissioner, a charity chief executive and a radio and TV journalist.