Eric Orme

[Culture, Community, Learning, Public Consultation]

Eric OrmeEric is a cultural and social entrepreneur with a passionate belief  in producing positive innovation inspired by strong evidence, the insight of the people affected by an issue and a generous dose of creative activity.

From a successful background in young people’s theatre and cultural marketing he has led countless projects for organisations as diverse as the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the MLA, Rambert Dance, Arts & Business and the NHS.

Eric holds a BA (Hons) Drama and Psychology, MA Arts Policy and Management and MRS Certificate in Market Research. He is currently working towards a BA(Hons) in Photography with the Open College of the Arts.

He is a graduate of the Common Purpose Matrix leadership programme. He has served as non-executive Director for the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Suffolk Arts Marketing. He currently serves as a Trustee and non-executive Director of Suffolk Artlink and is a Governor of Farlingaye High School.

Eric is a full member of the Social Research Association and the SROI Network and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Eric also works as an architectural and interiors photographer covering Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire


Amanda Bradshaw

[Health, Social Care, Co-Production]

Amanda BradshawAmanda is an intelligent and insightful researcher and experienced communications specialist. She brings a strong track record in the health and learning sectors and has led research and communication projects for the Department of Health, NHS, The King’s Fund, Channel 4 and the former DfES.

During her time with Cultural Intelligence, Amanda has played a key part in projects exploring the delivery of effective digital communications, the communication of adult social care strategy and the improvement of bereavement services provision.

Amanda has a BA (Hons) in English Literature.




Steve Harris

[Culture, Organisational innovation, Deliberative Events]

steveA creative consultant and researcher, Steve has a significant background in young peoples’ theatre and has particular strengths in organisational development, programme evaluation and public consultation.

Steve has led projects for organisations as diverse as the Royal Academy, Arcola Theatre, The Science Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum, the New Opportunities Fund and The Learning and Skills Development Agency. Steve has worked with Cultural Intelligence since 1997.

Steve has a B.Ed (Hons), M.A Education, M.A Arts Policy and Management. He has held non-executive directorships with Welfare State International, B Arts and Greenwich Young People’s Theatre


Heidi Ashford

[Project administration]

Heidi AshfordHeidi is a dedicated and experienced administrator who provides essential administrative support to our programme.

Heidi takes a particular lead in the recruitment for our qualitative research and participatory projects







Caroline Wright

[Creative consultation]

carolineCaroline has worked off and on with Cultural Intelligence since January 2009 and has played a major role in the development of our creative consultation methodology.

She is a successful contemporary artist and also has a significant track record of work with community and marginalised groups. At the core of her fine art practise is an exploration of alternative forms of human communication which compliments her work for Cultural Intelligence.

Her qualifications include BA (Hons) Fine Art And MA Fine Art. She has held non-executive Directorships with Bury St Edmunds Gallery and is on the Advisory board for AIR



Justine de Mierre

[Storytelling and interactive theatre]

wordsandversespicJustine is a Storyteller and  theatre-maker. She was founder of the innovative interactive theatre company, Ladder to the Moon where she pioneered an approach to engaging people on the streets using improvised theatre as a means to build interest and involve the public in community initiatives. She has led a number of projects to engage marginalised young people and innovative character-based residencies in hospital wards and elderly care units. She has also created and led a number of projects for those with learning difficulties, including training librarians in telling multi-sensory stories.

Justine has a BA from Cambridge University and completed the prestigious Clore Cultural Leadership Fellowship in 2007. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)