The BSDC Board


Anamaria Wills (Chair)
Anamaria is an award-winning practitioner with over 30 years experience working in the creative sector, specialising in creative entrepreneurship, collaboration, innovation and strategic planning.

Professor Jim Yip
Jim is a former Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Salford, with a background in Artificial Intelligence research.

Gail Ferrin
Gail holds a degree in dance and has worked in the performing arts for over 25 years. Her portfolio career includes performing, community and outreach roles, programming, producing, tour booking, festival and event management, commissioning dance, fundraising and developing international links through showcases and cross-border working.

Dr John Connell
Senior Lecturer, Carnegie School of Sport with specialisms in teaching and lifelong learning.