Meet the team

Be Extra is made up of an advisory panel of experts in the arts industry as well as the board and operational team.

Our dedicated Be Extra team are all artists and creatives in their own right, who recognise the need for greater and more accessible forms of support for individuals working in the sector. 

We work on a charitable basis to ensure that all of the bright stars in the industry feel that they are receiving the support that they need to take care of their mental health and continue to craft to the best of their ability. 

Here are the lovely faces behind the Be Extra campaign…

Board of directors

Katherine Rees | Creative Managing Director / CEO
Lizzy Hardman | CTO / Equality Officer
Emma Kennedy | Director of Media
Anna Cooke
Peter Gillibrand

Arts Administrators

Rachel Laurie | PA to the CEO
Alexandra Deterte | PA to the Director of Media
Patrick Hall | PA to the CTO
Pianpian Xu
Jeanette Malay
Chloe Winand
Jade Martin
Emma Smith

Outreach & development

David Cato
Mary White
Hollie Baptiste-Douglas


Natasha Bowen
Katie-Jayne James
Nicole Mawby
Jordan Sallis
Rachel Colligan
Declan Harte
Chloe Lunn
Alice Swain
Charlotte Broderick
Hannah Walters
Michael Gibbs

Wellbeing & other

Joséphine Walbank | Associate Copy Writer
Gruffudd Edwards | Environment Officer
Bethany Garner | Wellbeing Officer
Róisín Anwen Murphy | Wellbeing Team
Emma Arden | Wellbeing Team
Gary Ankers | Treasurer

Advisory panel

The advisory panel are key in making sure we provide the best welbeing resources for a variety of areas in the arts. Check out who’s working with us here.