Film Oxford is managed by a group of volunteer trustees:
Mark Gunther (Treasurer)
Mark has over 25 years’ experience in charity/not-for-profit finance. He has volunteered as a youth worker, festival/event steward and union treasurer, secretary, chair and representative. He’s a long-term supporter of Oxford United – which is how he first came to know Geron – and, having lived the majority of his life in Oxford, an Aunt Sally athlete! His second awareness of Film Oxford came when a colleague, for whom he had played roles in short spoofs, was screened at the then Zodiac.
Alison Smith has worked as a human resources professional for over 30 years in the healthcare, education and voluntary sectors. In her current role she leads on a variety of workforce race equality projects across healthcare organisations in London. She has a particular interest in the role of the arts in achieving improved population health and wellbeing which is what motivated her to join Film Oxford. She has masters level qualifications in human resources and organisational development and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD)
Trish worked for many years in humanities computing, using emerging technologies to support university research and encourage students’ independent learning.
She’s a firm believer in the power of film to bring people together and for the past five years she has been involved with community cinema in East Oxford with Poppadom Pictures.
In East and West Africa during the 70s, Mark was engaged with theatre as art form and development tool. From 1984-2011 in Oxford he worked in further education teaching and managing media and performing arts. From 1998-2003 he ran Taking Part, an independent training company working with engineers, tenants’ associations, priests, independent consultants and NGOs.
Emma is a Series Producer with over 15 years experience in broadcast television. With credits to her name such as ‘Location Location Location’, ‘Escape to the Chateau’, ’Secret Millionaire’ and ‘Country House Rescue’ Emma is well versed in delivering popular, prime time returning formats as well as crafting and shaping first series’ and one off’s. Whether managing large crews and production teams on location or finessing an episode in the edit and through post production, Emma has an all-round knowledge of television production and, with her own media career beginning in Oxford, she believes passionately in sharing this experience and nurturing the next generation of creatives.