The Festival Team

The Festival was run by Birmingham Festival 2023 CIC, Outdoor Places Unusual Space (OPUS) and JA Productions Ltd. This new community interest company, which was formed in 2023 to manage and deliver the event, is a subsidiary of Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd.


Birmingham Festival 2023 CIC has four directors overseeing the strategic delivery of the Festival.

Satnam Rana


Erica Love


Tim Maycock


Executive & Creative Directors

Will Mauchline

Executive Director

Raidene Carter

Creative Director

THE Team

Nicole Malatesta

Head of Partnerships and Development
Maria Tirnovanu

Maria Tirnovanu

Programme Manager
Olive Amos

Olive Amos

Festival Coordinator - Programme
Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Festival Coordinator – Exec Support

John Adkins

JA Productions Ltd
Production Director

Caroline Davis

Executive Producer

Clelia Furlan


Rob Macpherson

Head of Marketing & Communications
Billy Partridge

Billy Partridge

Marketing Manager

Clair Chamberlain

Bread and Butter PR
Press Enquires

Helen Annetts

Press Enquiries