Management & Board : 1 : People : 1

Management & Board

Our board

Our board are actively involved in the company's strategic development whilst also bringing their personal skills and experience to the ongoing guidance of the organisation. We welcome applications from individuals with a passion for culture from all areas of our diverse community, particularly people with strong fundraising skills and expertise.

For details of how to apply or more information, please contact Megan Farrow, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Megan Farrow (Chair)

Megan Farrow has an extensive background in arts marketing and PR having worked in the industry for 15 years. She is Executive Director of Hide the Shark, a unique full service communications and design agency specialising in the cultural sector.

The company offers bespoke marketing, PR, film, photography, design and print packages to artists, organisations and venues throughout the UK. Boasting a prestigious client list, the team use their comprehensive skills and knowledge of the arts industry to provide first class service in the fields of theatre, dance, puppetry, music and events.

Before setting up Hide the Shark with her partner, she worked in number of venues including Bristol Old Vic, Nottingham Playhouse and Tobacco Factory Theatres as a freelance consultant.

Paula Hammond

Paula studied teacher training and art at Manchester Polytechnic. Her first job was as a box office assistant at the Palace Theatre in Manchester during the mid-1980s. She moved to London in 1985 and for 15 years she worked for various venues including the South Bank Centre, National Film Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre and Lyric Theatre Hammersmith – posts included fundraising, marketing and booking late night cabaret and comedy. In 2000 Paula left London for Somerset and was appointed Director of the Merlin Theatre in Frome. She invited Mark to be an Associate Artist and supported the company with rehearsal space and programmed sell-out performances of Sea of Bones and Love and War. She left the Merlin in 2010 but support for the company continues with both Made in Heaven and Dracula being presented.

Since August 2014 Paula has worked on a freelance basis as a Programmer for Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts – the largest arts centre in the South West. She joined the Board in 2007 and is Company Secretary. She lives in Frome with her husband, Terry and dog, Betty.

Iain Harvey

Iain Harvey, having qualified as a chartered accountant, spent ten years in publishing, mostly at the Penguin Group. During that time he developed an interest in animation, executive producing The Snowman, When the Wind Blows and Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas.

Subsequently he went on to form The Illuminated Film Company, an animation studio with successes such as Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories, Christmas Carol – The Movie, War Game, On Angel Wings and the Little Princess series.

Iain has always enjoyed his involvement in the creative world and believes that, wherever possible, an exciting vision should have the chance of being realised. Working with Mark Bruce gives him the opportunity to try and help a true visionary in the field of dance.

Jeremy Newton

Jeremy Newton qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and is now a Director of Technology Law Alliance, a London-based law firm specialising in the fields of intellectual property, information technology and data protection law.

He has had a lifelong interest in the arts: Jeremy originally studied English at the University of Warwick, and has two Masters degrees in humanities subjects. He has been actively involved with the boards of several arts companies over the years (both professional and amateur), and he first came across the Mark Bruce Company in 2013 when he saw Dracula at Wilton's Music Hall. Jeremy joined the Board in 2014.

Zoe Crick-Tucker

Zoe Crick-Tucker is Bristol Old Vic’s Development Director, leading the team through the transition period of capital fundraising completion to revenue target delivery. Before joining Bristol Old Vic in April 2016, she was with the Royal Shakespeare Company developing and delivering a major gifts portfolio of c.150 donors supporting the strategic Development goals and targets, securing gifts in the range of £10,000 and above.

Prior to RSC, Zoe headed up fundraising at Rambert Dance Company as Development Director, managing a team of three and a dedicated Development Council of senior volunteers, achieving a £19.6m capital campaign and exceeding annual revenue targets year on year.

Graziella Terracciano – Executive Producer

Graziella’s career began nearly two decades ago in Canada, where she worked to raise the profile for experimental flamenco outside of Spain. Relocating to the UK in 2008, Graziella’s eclectic portfolio has included producing, fundraising, project managing and marketing across a number of art forms, including dance, the visual arts, architecture and opera. Organisations she has worked for include The Place, Calgary Opera, The Institute of Making and – most recently – Creative Youth Network in Bristol. Graziella holds a MA in Culture, Policy & Management from City University London.
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