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Our Team

We strive for greater equality, diversity and inclusion in every aspect of what we do - the audiences we reach, the artistic programme we present, and in our team of staff and trustees.

Meet our dedicated and talented team who make our work possible and to learn more about our recruitment objectives, please read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity action plan.

→ If you have a general enquiry, please get in touch by phone on +44 (0)151 707 4444 or email

Executive Team

Nicola Triscott, Chief Executive/Director

Maitreyi Maheshwari, Head of Programme

James Hammond, Head of Business and Operations

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Maitreyi Maheshwari

Director's Office & HR Team

Chris Kinsella, Executive Assistant & HR Admin

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Programme Team

Charlotte Horn, Senior Exhibitions Producer

Mark Murphy, Technical Manager

Nina Newbold, Exhibitions Producer

Lewis Eyles, Film and Events Officer

Alex MacDonald, Technician

Lesley Taker, Studio/Lab Manager

Ben Hall, Programme Technologist

Lucía Arias, Learning Manager

Neil Winterburn, Learning Technologist

Rachel Mason, Learning Producer

Ashleigh Sands, Learning Facilitator

→ For exhibition or residency enquiries, please email

→ For schools or learning programme enquiries, please email

→ For enquiries about hiring our spaces or our Community Cinema programme, please email

Visitor Services Team

Joan Burnett, Visitor Services Manager

Washington Buckley, Visitor Services Mediator

Danny Pye, Gallery Mediator

Hajare El-Khaldi, Gallery Mediator

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Marketing & Communications Team

Jess Fairclough, Marketing & Communications Manager

Leah Binns, Digital Content & Marketing Officer

Heláena Williamson, Communications Officer

Carl Davies, Video Production Manager

→ For press or media enquiries, please email

→ For enquiries about our Video Production services, please email

Development Team

Matthew Watters, Head of Development

Nikki Miller, Development Officer

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Building Operations Team

Patrick Mussard, Operations Manager

Peter Brown, Operations Coordinator

Alistair Savage, Security Officer

David Hope, Security Officer

Julie Britto, Cleaning Supervisor

Diane Kirby, Cleaning Operative

Klaudia Drzensla, Cleaning Operative

Leslie Green, Cleaning Operative


Rachel Higham, WPP CIO joined WPP in Dec 2020 to lead the creation of a new global IT organisation and lead a multi-year digital transformation programme. Over the past 25 years, Rachel has served in technology leadership and transformation roles at ABN Amro, M&S Money, HSBC, ACE Group and BT, and has worked across EMEA, ASPAC, NA and LATAM.

Rachel has been named as one of the top 30 Global Executives driving gender equality by HERoes, and one of the top 10 Inspirational Leaders at the British LGBT awards. Rachel is a trustee of Macmillan since 2020. Rachel served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool, from 2016 to 2022 and has rejoined as Interim Chair in 2023.

Ruth Catlow is an artist, curator and recovering web utopian. As co-founding co-director of Furtherfield, London’s longest-running organisation for art, technology and eco-social change, she curates and creates collaborative, playful and emancipatory artworks to engage people across silos around emerging technologies and the wicked problems they give rise to or intensify. She is co-editor of Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain (2017), and Radical Friends - Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Arts (2022), and leads artistic research at Furtherfield's Decentralised Arts Lab DECAL experimenting with blockchain and web 3.0 technologies for fairer, more dynamic and connected cultural ecologies and economies. Catlow is also Co-PI at the Blockchain Lab at the Serpentine Galleries R&D Platform. Ruth joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2022.

Álvaro Costela Sánchez has been working in marketing, communications and design for the hospitality, retail and corporate sectors for the past 10 years, creating customer facing campaigns, improving digital journeys as well as B2B projects. Originally from Granada (Spain), he's called Liverpool home since 2011.

Álvaro is currently working for Liverpool ONE as their Marketing and Communications Manager. He has previously been at Liverpool BID Company for 10 years where he worked with over 1,500 businesses improving Liverpool city centre. He is also a recurrent speaker and researcher around placemaking, marketing and BIDs. Álvaro joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2022.

Chloe Courtney is Executive Director at China Plate, an independent theatre producing studio that makes work across the UK and digitally. Having worked as a producer and arts administrator for over a decade, Chloe is passionate about embedding access, equity, and care into creative working practices.

Prior to joining China Plate, Chloe was Health and Science Producer at Contact in Manchester, an arts centre which puts young people at the heart of its decision-making. Chloe’s work there explored the ways that arts, health, science, and tech can interact, and how to involve more people in these conversations. Chloe previously worked at Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London, and at Complicité, and has collaborated with artists nationally and internationally as a freelance producer. Chloe joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2022.

Jernice Easthope has over 10 years’ experience working internationally in broadcast television entertainment, as an established TV and documentary Producer. As an ITV TV producer, Jernice has worked on numerous productions in Entertainment including, X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Dragons Den, Real Housewives of Cheshire amongst more. Having Liverpool close to her heart, Jernice has independently produced documentaries capturing present historical times around social economics, particularly around music and the black community. Jernice joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2020.

Bea Freeman is an independent documentary Producer/Director, with 25 years experience in the media industry, involving commissions from the BBC, Channel 4, National and International Film Festival and former North West Vision (now Creative England). Having documented the Liverpool Black community since the early eighties, Bea was commissioned to produce a film for Channel 4 based on the 1981 Liverpool riots, titled ‘They Haven't Done Nothing.’ Bea was selected to attend the prestigious European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs workshops in Germany, Ireland, Italy and Sweden and was part of the British Delegation at the Hong Kong Macau North West Film Trade Market. Bea is a member of the British Film Institute Cultural Diversity Committee.

Bea has won awards for her work at the Chicago Film Festival and her work has been selected and screened at the Berlin Film Festival and London Film Festival. Bea has sat on the judges panel for the USA Women’s International Film Festival and the European Pan African Film Festival at anne. Most recently Bea was awarded the Liverpool City Region Cultural Creative Judges Award 2022. Bea joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2022

Maleka Egeonu-Roby is a Junior Project Manager on the race equality programme at Liverpool City Regions combined authority, where she works on exciting national arts exhibitions, such as "The World Reimagined." Born and bred in L8, Maleka helped shape Liverpool’s cultural landscape from a young age, when joining the young people’s board that delivered the successful 2008 Capital of Culture bid to Downing Street. Maleka is also a founding member of the Liverpool African Caribbean Grassroots initiative formally and locally known as the Merseyside Caribbean Centre. Passionate about having young, black and ethnically diverse perspectives heard in majority white spaces, Maleka promotes conversations about the disparities that ethnically diverse communities face in a move towards a more equitable future. A registered social worker, Maleka has experience in adult safeguarding and youth advocacy services. Maleka joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2022.

Sheralee Lockhart has 20 years’ experience of arts and cultural sector leadership roles. As Director of Business and Operations at Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, Sheralee’s ongoing focus is reshaping and rebuilding the organisation. Having held leadership roles in a range of arts and cultural organisations: The Science Museum Group, Opera North, Leeds Playhouse, Square Chapel Arts Centre and Z-Arts, Sheralee is committed to increasing diverse representation across the arts and removing barriers. Sheralee joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2019.

Lisa Middleton is Head of Marketing & Brand at National Museums Liverpool, having joined the organisation in 2015.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lisa has a wealth of experience in marketing, brand and communications roles, and is passionate about utilising tech in arts to create memorable experiences for customers, and supporting opportunities for people taking unconventional routes into creative careers. Lisa joined the Board of Trustees at FACT Liverpool in 2022.