Who we are

    CEO
    Samara is a non-practising Solicitor (England & Wales). She has compiled reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit, worked offshore as Senior Supervisory Manager for the Jersey Financial Services Commission and as an in-house Trustee legal Counsel for a number of high profile fiduciary institutions including as Head of Business Control Unit (compliance, risk and legal) at Standard Bank Isle of Man. On the UK mainland, Samara acted as a Head of Fund Derivatives Legal at Deutsche Bank, one of largest multinational investment bank and financial services companies in the world. Samara is regularly commissioned to work as a Professional Ethics examiner for the Bar Standard Boards

    Samara graduated from the University of Edinburgh (B.Sc.), London Metropolitan University (CPE and LPC) and from the University of Western Australia (Java Programming). 

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    Director of Development 

    Jason brings significant and extensive experience of creative, cultural and digital-led innovation and regeneration, having worked with and for many of the UK and Europe‚Äôs leading agencies, including Arts Council EnglandCreative EnglandCreative EuropeCreative Industries FederationScreen SkillsNesta and Innovate UK.  As a member of the Board of Trustees for Artswork, Jason is passionate about creative and cultural education and supporting and developing new talent, skills development and creative entrepreneurship.

    In July 2022, Jason was confirmed as one of five inaugural Research Fellows at the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (iCCi), University of Kent.

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    Jason and Samara Jones-Hall

    Jason and Samara Jones-Hall

    Photo by Rankin, May 2022