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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Jason Jones-Hall

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’s leading agencies, including Arts Council England, Creative England, Creative Europe, Creative Industries Federation, Screen Skills, Nesta 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. Full profile on LinkedIn

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