Our team - Collusion

Our team

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

We’re a small team of five 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 

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

Rich joined Collusion in January 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.

Liam Roberts, Associate Producer

Liam joined Collusion in January 2021, working with us to devise and deliver our project activities, including town-scale projection projects in King’s Lynn, and our ART // TECH // PLAY programme and workshops. Liam is a visual artist, VJ and creative producer has previously worked for arts organisations Firstsite and Young Norfolk Arts Trust, as well as in marketing for UEA. He also regularly collaborates to create experimental performances with artists such as Bill Vine. Liam has a BA in Film & Moving Image from Norwich University of the Arts.

Savannah Andrews, Assistant Arts Producer

Savannah joined Collusion in May 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 all of our communications activities. They are an artist and 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.

Natalie Whitney, Assistant Technical Producer

Natalie joined Collusion in February 2022, also for a six-month Kickstart placement, focusing on technical support of our programmes and management of our kit. She is an audio-visual artist interested in using creative technologies to design experimental spaces that invite playful participation. Natalie is actively involved in the arts community in Suffolk and co-runs the creative platform ‘Young Artists in Suffolk’. Prior to joining Collusion, she has worked in live events and the arts and has a BA in Fine Art with Contemporary Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds.