The current UK Board of Trustees consists of Dermot Trimble (Chair), Mark Silver (Treasurer), Edward Amies, Alice Fox and Hallam Goad.
Dermot Trimble worked at the Bank of England for over 25 years. He then studied for three years at the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London. He is now a professional artist which he combines with chairing Epic Arts and other charitable interests.
Mark Silver is a chartered accountant who spent 8 years in audit and consulting at Ernst & Young, a further 8 years at Christie’s the auction house as Global Financial Controller and now heads up the Management Information team at Great Ormond Street Charity.
Edward Amies has 15 years experience in Executive Search and Human Resources and 5 years more recently advising Asian companies on acquisitions in the West.
Alice Fox is Artistic Director of the Rocket Artists, Deputy Head of the School of Art and Principal Lecturer in Inclusive Arts Practice at the University of Brighton. She is founder of the pioneering MA Inclusive Arts Practice. Her interests include conversations, collaborations and artistic exchange. Alice’s research practice is inclusive arts education, performance, visual art and curation.
Hallam Goad has recently set up Green Hub as a social enterprise CIO working in his local area of Kintbury, West Berkshire. He previously worked in Cambodia for over ten years chiefly with the NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut.
Senior Management Team
Onn Sokny and Anthony Evans are the Senior Managers of Epic Arts. They work together to develop Epic Arts’ projects, programmes and partnerships.
Cambodian Management Team
Sok Rachny, Ou Buntheng and Onn Sokny head up our Cambodian Management Team based in Kampot.
Miranda Hart, Comedy Actress and Writer “I have known Epic Arts since its conception and I continue to admire and support its commitment to those with disabilities. When I worked for Epic Arts it was impossible not to be inspired by its passion and skill in using creative arts to transform lives, promote integration and create community. And as an actress it is wonderful to be involved in a charity where my love of theatre and the arts is used to such a wonderful, life changing effect.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu “I am deeply moved by Epic Arts’ determination to see lives transformed through the arts and by their commitment to fight injustices that affect people with disabilities. Epic Arts opens our eyes to our common humanity so that all of us can flourish.”
Rachel Elliott (née Duncombe-Anderson) Rachel worked in various capacities with Epic including Director the UK office of Epic Arts for three years. She stepped down in 2011 to focus on her nursing career and amongst many other assignments worked with the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.
Emma Vernon-Harcourt (née Langrish) Emma was Director of Operations up until 2006 when she moved onto Consultancy work and in 2012 formed Rounded Rhythm, an Inclusive Arts organisation working in the south of England.
Katie Goad (née MacCabe) Katie headed up the Cambodia office from 2003-2007 and remained involved in Epic projects until 2013 when she returned to the UK. She now works part time as a dance consultant with the Mary Hare Junior Deaf School.
Epic Arts is a registered Company and Charity in the UK and is registered with both The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Social Affairs in Cambodia.
UK Charity Number 1091059
UK Company Number 4273231