The Maltings and the Gymnasium and Granary galleries are managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, an independent charitable trust. The Trust is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees/Directors responsible for the governance and strategic management of the Trust.
Scott Sherrard (Chair)
Scott worked in London for many years managing two major advertising agencies – Grey London as Managing Director, and CDP as Chairman, with clients including Nike, P&G, Mars, and Warner Bros. He set up a strategic consultancy, the Cambridge Centre, focusing on brand development and destination marketing for clients including the Mary Rose, Alnwick Castle and Garden, Durham County Cricket Club, Great Run Company, the Scottish Government, Castle Howard, and the National Trust for Scotland. He also owns Theatre of Ideas, using theatre workshop techniques to encourage creativity in business.
His interest is in developing audiences through defined brand strengths and marketing.
Dean Jackson (Vice Chair)
Dean worked for 37 years in the education sector, both in schools and in educational administration. His first headteacher post was in Northumberland and he went on to be the head of two further schools. He then spent ten years with the North Tyneside School Improvement Service and also became an accredited OFSTED lead inspector. He has carried out work on behalf of the Singapore Ministry of Education and wrote a training programme for the Azores Education Division.
In 2010, he became the Director of Education for Hartlepool and, in 2015, the Director of Education for Newcastle City Council. Dean’s final post before retiring was as the Director of Education for Northumberland.
Dean is a Vice President and committee member at Bamburgh Castle Cricket Club, rows for the Alnmouth Community Rowing Club and is a volunteer at Alnwick Playhouse.
Joe is a business consultant specialising in brand, customer, employee and investor communications. He founded a London communications strategy and content agency, which he ran for over 30 years. Clients included many FTSE100 and overseas-based multinationals, as well as arts organisations such as Arts Council England, English National Opera and Glyndebourne. He was elected a Fellow of the British Association of Communicators in Business (now FIIC) in 2002 and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) in 2005.
He joined the Board in 2015 and takes a particular interest in strategy, marketing and finance.
Laura is a health and safety professional with more than 20 years operational experience in the civil service. She has experience of governance from her work on the governing body at a local first school which she now Chairs. Laura has both directed and taken part in many local amateur productions for Berwick Operatic Society. As a patron and customer of The Maltings her interest is in enhancing customers experience and community liaison.
Ben briefly thought he wanted to be a lighting designer, before deciding it would be more sensible to work in computers instead. Since then, he has spent his career building software for arts organisations, first at Artifax Software, then at enta, finally deciding to build a new box office system from the ground up, with Monad Ticketing.
Helen is a cultural education professional having worked in the field for 20 years. From working with small independent artists and arts organisations to large publicly funded cultural venues and sector support agencies, the thread that connects these roles is creating the best possible opportunities for children and young people to engage in arts and cultural activity. Having grown up in Berwick, where the Maltings was her second living room, she is delighted to be able to champion and support young people’s involvement and creativity through the fantastic work The Maltings continues to deliver.
Wendy studied English Language and Literature (specialising in Drama) at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked for over 20 years in the financial services and voluntary sectors in the field of risk management and compliance, with particular emphasis on strategic planning and governance.
Wendy is a past Board Member of Lothian Health Council, Autism Initiatives Scotland and Regional Screen Scotland.
In 2021 she re-located from Edinburgh to Duns in the Scottish Borders. She has a keen interest in community involvement in cultural activities, and increasing accessibility to the arts for all.
In recent years, Wendy returned to acting and has featured in a variety of films and stage productions.