The day-to-day running of Stretford Public Hall is managed by a small team of permanent staff, who are all based at the Hall.
Mark Etherington, Caretaker
Jessica Loveday, Culture Champions Coordinator
Kate McGeevor, Centre Manager
Kate is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Hall, supporting the staff team, managing the building's renovation, and leading on fundraising and the development of new projects. Before joining the Hall, Kate was the manager of Forty Hall Farm in Enfield, north London, where she led the setting up of several local food projects, including a farm shop and a community orchard. She has a background in research and environmental policy.
Joanna Padovani, Events and Outreach Manager
Jo has worked for Friends of Stretford Public Hall under a number of job titles over the last two and a half years. She currently manages Events and Outreach for the Hall, as well as overseeing all external bookings and volunteers. She worked her way from education and into the cultural sector after studying an MA in Arts Management, Policy and Practice. Her previous jobs included B2C sales for a rainwater harvesting company, casual studio supervisor for the Whitworth Art Gallery, and teacher of art in primary and secondary school.
We are also very grateful for the help of our bookkeeper Imogen Butler. Imogen is a trainee accountant at Third Sector Accountancy and she works at the Hall every Tuesday. Imogen has 8 years experience working in various roles within fair trade, ethical companies and charities, including several in East Africa.