Meet the City of Film Board
Chair of the Board of Directors
We are currently recruiting a new chair for Bradford City of Film and new board directors will follow – more news on this soon
Jo became Head of the National Science and Media Museum in September 2012. She believes that museums have a key role to play within communities, not only preserving and conserving our cultural heritage but also offering opportunities for people to learn, share and be inspired.
Jo’s career in museums began in 1993 at the Science Museum, London. Since then she has worked with different collections around the country, from maritime collections in Cornwall to the media collections in Bradford. She has been responsible for the delivery of numerous exhibitions, from small temporary displays to multi-million pound, award-winning permanent galleries.
Jo is delighted to have the opportunity to shape the programmes at the National Media Museum and offer greater access to its collections and expertise. The film programme and the film festivals are important cornerstones in the Museum’s yearly calendar and Bradford’s UNESCO City of Film status offers huge opportunities for greater participation in film, in all its guises.
Jo is also delighted to have moved to Yorkshire where she can enjoy her other passion – cycling. Nor can she quite believe her luck, with the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire in 2014!
In his early years he was Marketing Director for Principality Building Society in Wales and Head of Customer Management for Royal & Sun Alliance (responsible for leading Customer Management for the launch of MORETH>N), before running his own CRM consultancy, helping over 30 companies worldwide to develop effective customer management practices and training programmes.
He was instrumental in setting up Confused.com, before taking up a senior interim management career with organisations such as Open University, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Yell Group Plc, British Airways and Barnardos.
Latterly he has been Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment for City University London and the University of West London, where he was responsible for developing and leading the marketing and communications as well as UK and International recruitment strategies for both institutions. Until very recently Mark was Director of External Affairs at the University of Bradford and is currently working in a freelance capacity.
Mark is also Trustee of Tong High School and Director of Imprint & Design Ltd.