Our team - Collusion

Our team

We know the arts, cultural, creative, public, private, and academic sectors

We’re a small team with lots of experience who get things done by expanding to work – or collude, with a whole bunch of different Associates on a case-by-case basis.

Rachel Drury, Director & Co-founder (she/her)

Rachel is a creative producer, fundraiser and strategist who leads on Collusion’s forward planning, funding raising, and partnership development, as well as working closely with Rich to deliver our portfolio of activities. For 15 years, Rachel worked at a senior level for Arts Council England contributing to strategic developments and place-making initiatives such as the £110m shared prospectus with EEDA and national programmes including The Space. Since leaving in 2013, she’s raised in excess of £3m for a range of arts projects. Rachel has an MA in Arts Management and BA in European Philosophy & Literature, both from Anglia Ruskin University.

Rich Hall, Director (he/him)

Rich joined Collusion in 2017 as a Project Manager, becoming a Director in 2019. He’s a creative producer and computer scientist who leads on the technical production and delivery of our projects. He has a wide interest in creative technology, working closely with the artists we engage with to find the best creative solutions. He is experienced in devising, delivering, and supporting a broad range of technology systems. Prior to working at Collusion, he was IT applications architect at Cambridgeshire County Council, working across a diverse range of projects, systems, and communities. Rich has a MSc in Computer Graphics & Virtual Environments and a BSc in Computer Science, both from the University of Hull.

Savannah Andrews, Assistant Arts Producer (they/them)

Savannah joined Collusion in 2021 for a six-month Kickstart placement, working with us to deliver our projects, including interactive art installations and town-scale projection projects in their hometown, King’s Lynn. They also deliver our communications activities. They are a multidisciplinary artist & writer that works in a variety of mediums within their practice. Savannah has a joint honours degree in Creative & Professional Writing and Screenwriting from the University of Worcester.

Jo Clarke, General Manager (she/her)

Jo joined Collusion in April 2023 after spending almost 20yrs in community organisations and the charity sector; supporting young people and underrepresented communities to creatively and practically engage with climate justice. She is a facilitator specialising in consensus-led models, and the founder of London Green Wood. Jo has qualifications in Cooperative and Social Enterprise Development, Youth Work and a BA in Architecture from the University of Manchester. 

Rosa Torr, Associate Producer (she/her)

Rosa joined Collusion in December 2023 as a Producer, leading on our activity in King’s Lynn. She is an interdisciplinary producer and writer for radio, video and performance. Credits include: BBC, Soho Theatre, VAULT Festival, Future Radio, Edinburgh Fringe, Waterstones, Battersea Arts Centre, Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Creative Lives. Rosa has an MA in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths.

Roz Gardner, Associate Producer (she/her)

Roz joined Collusion in 2024 as an Associate Producer, leading on our ART // TECH // PLAY program. She is a producer, poet, sound artist, and coder. Roz has an MA in Poetry from the University of East Anglia.

Advisory Board

Sherry Dobbin, Chair (she/her)

Sherry Dobbin, FRSA, MA, BFA is a Cultural Broker and Placemaking Advisor based in London, working across five continents. Her company, SRD Culture Ltd., provides strategic guidance, delivery plans of cultural infrastructure, programming, and sustainable governance for urban development that bring together new commercial, civic and philanthropic investment. Clients include property development, governments, and cultural institutions; and she has been developing future cultural centre with architects such as RSHP, OMA, UNstudio, 3XN, B.IG. She has developed campus and city-wide public art strategies in USA, UK, The Netherlands, Australia. With over 35 years of expertise (and its resulting network) in the creative industries across all artforms; inclusive of leading cultural organisations and curating for public realm, as Founding Curator of Midnight Moment in Times Square; Director Times Square Arts, Director of Robert Wilson’s The Watermill Centre (NY).

Trevor Wood (he/him)

Trevor Wood joined the advisory board for Collusion in 2023. Ever since seeing the film Iron Man, Trevor had a dream to create a real AI assistant like Jarvis. He is fulfilling that dream by working as part of the science team for Amazon where his research aims to make Alexa a more human-like conversation partner. Along the way, he graduated with a PhD in Mathematics and has used his technical skills to apply Artificial Intelligence to a range of products including smart home systems and fitness trackers. Trevor is an enthusiastic public speaker on science and technology, most recently appearing in the BBC Two documentary ‘The Secret Genius of Modern Life’ as an expert on virtual assistants.

Mark Cheverton (he/him)

Mark is a Cambridge-based technologist, artist, and maker who was an early participant in Collusion’s activities. With a background in software development and tech startups, he of course prefers to work with his hands and ditch the computer. As a board advisor, Mark is particularly interested in how Collusion can bridge the divide between the creative and technical industries, highlighting the value that artists can bring to innovation processes, and the potential that new technologies can bring to the world of art.

Kirk Woolford

Dr Kirk Woolford is a pioneer in the field of Immersive Media, having created his first interactive works in the early 1990s, as a method of exploring cultures and technologies. Kirk has a hybrid background with nearly 40 years of industry and academic experience, co-founding video games and interactive media companies in New York, London, and Amsterdam, and working with clients including Adobe, BBC2, Channel Four, Economist Magazine, and the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Sky Television.

Kirk is currently Director of the Institute for Creative Technologies at Norwich University of the Arts. Most recently, he has co-developed immersive performances with the Emmy-winning film composer Michael Price, music videos with Imogen Heap, created games and interactive elements for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and developed games for stroke rehabilitation.

Rosalind Coleman

Roz is a producer and writer. She has produced produced site-specific, immersive work in Cathedrals, car-parks, derelict office blocks, spiegeltents, nature reserves, forests, beaches and treetops.

Co-founder of art collective KlangHaus she made an album in a defunct radio station in Berlin in 2008 that went on to generate 5 star shows at Summerhall in Edinburgh 2014 (in the small animal hospital) and at the Royal Festival Hall Summer of Love festival 2016 (in the roof). New climate show DarkRoom was most recently presented at COP26 in Glasgow, and in Edinburgh’s Summerhall alongside its companion show InHaus – an immersive experience about communities that form in the ashes of societal collapse. She has worked with Norfolk & Norwich Festival, CIRCA, Yorkshire Festival and Punchdrunk.

Roz is also an immersive coach. Her work in the outdoors and in nature, creating thinking spaces for clients to emerge into has seen her begin to weave wellbeing and theatre together in new and innovative ways. Her most recent work, as the life coach in Riptide’s recent show Intermission was an investigation into the intersection between art and wellbeing, and asked the question ‘just how therapeutic can theatre be?’

Neil Darwin

Neil Darwin is an economist and has over 25 years working in economic development and place management across public, private and government sectors. Neil has a keen interest in the creative sector – mainly as a consumer. He has a strong interest in Art and Technology and the interface between the two as a driver of next generation creativity.  

Neil has a strong reputation and is known for his strategic thinking and ability to convert this into high quality delivery. Neil is dynamic, insightful and creative.

He has a strong track record of developing, managing and evaluating place-making infrastructure projects; finance, enterprise and talent development initiatives; and trade, investment, research and innovation partnerships.  He specialises in producing reports, impact assessments, business cases, funding bids and strategic, operational and capital plans for charities, cultural organisations, social enterprises, commercial businesses and public bodies.