Epic Arts is a registered Company and Charity in the UK and is registered in Cambodia with both The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Social Affairs.
UK Charity Number 1091059
UK Company Number 4273231
The current UK Board of Trustees consists of Dermot Trimble (Chair), Mark Silver (Treasurer), Hallam Goad, Lavinia Davolio and Milly Hooke.
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.
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.
Lavinia Davolio is a British-Italian entrepreneur, she left a 9 year career in banking to follow her passion for food. Rather than opening a restaurant or becoming a chef, she invented a new category of grown-up confectionery, Lavolio.
Milly Hooke, was appointed to the Epic Arts board in mid 2018. Milly has seven years of Fundraising experience and expertise which she will bring to strengthen Epic Arts fundraising strategy. Milly is currently the Trust and Foundation Manager at ActionAid UK
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.”
Onn Sokny and Anthony Evans are the Co-Directors of Epic Arts. They work together to develop Epic Arts’ projects, programmes and partnerships.
Country Management Team
The Country Management Team is made up of progmamme and functional managers based in Kampot.
Epic Arts was founded in 2001 by three women who were studying arts together at university and all had personal experience of disability.
Rachel Elliott (née Duncombe-Anderson) Rachel worked in various capacities within Epic Arts including Managing Director of the UK office of Epic Arts for five years. She stepped down in 2012 to focus on working in health, and continues to act as a freelancer artist – both as an arts consultant and visual arts practitioner.
Emma Vernon-Harcourt (née Langrish) Emma was Director of Operations until 2006 when she moved onto Consultancy work. In 2012 Emma 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 Arts 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.