PCM board & governance

Image by Jason Beardsworth

Preston City Mela has a board of 5 directors (see below) and we are a Community Interest Company. The event is brilliantly supported by the festival coordinator Gulab Singh, administrator Jenny Paul and close partner Richard Baxter from Preston City Council. Together we oversee the running of the annual festival & the outreach programme through joint decision making done at regular board meetings. Amongst the group we have an array of skills & experiences including – event management, project development, media & social media, arts & crafts, administration, fundraising,  public health, photography & film. 

We’d love to hear from you if you fancy joining us on the board.

In a bid to freshen up thinking we invited a number of new faces to a zoom conversation about the future of the event. This was really successful and gave us some great new insights & ideas – we will definitely be doing more of this in the future and thanks to everyone for their time on this.

Shreya Ghodke
Abhi Kononanda
Kim Graham
Chris Davis
Jay Acharya

Governance is an important part of our work and here are some of our most important policy documents below:

We are also trying to be more ‘planet responsible’ so here is an early manifestation of the environmental policy we are developing:

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”

Diane Scharf

Each year the board produces an annual report and here below are links to some of the most recent ones.

Please also see below our public liability & employer insurance cover.