Cowley Road Works is led by an Executive Director supported by the board of volunteer trustees.  If you are interested in joining the board or supporting it in any way, please contact Johannah on

Brian Trotman - Chair and Treasurer

Brian is a chartered accountant and has held senior financial and commercial positions in the service the service industry (Group Finance Director at CPM, the Thame head-quartered multi-national sales organisation). He is also formerly a Trustee and Treasurer of the National Deaf Children's Society.


Junie James
Junie is founder and director of ACKHI (African Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative).  She has been involved in Carnival since its inception in Oxford.


Zaheer Qureshi

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Zaheer is commerce graduate and qualified member of Association of Accounting Technicians. Treasurer of the Asian Cultural Centre. Administrator /consultant and book-keeper for the local businesses. He performs the valuable task of keeping for the Cowley Road Works accounts in good order. 

Paul Wolf

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Paul has worked in the public and voluntary sector. As a resident of East Oxford, Paul has been involved in the Cowley Road Carnival since it began in 2001.


Sophie Slade

Sophie is an arts & heritage consultant with over 12 years of experience in dealing with people, places and collections in the heritage field. She has a wealth of experience from curating to project management. Her work has focused on museums and historic houses, and a range of historic buildings including a brewery and several churches.


Emma-Jane Greig

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Emma-Jane Greig is the Founder and Director of professional dance company, Body Politic. Her passion has always been driven by the desire to engage hard to reach and vulnerable young people in the arts, in particular, dance.

Rebecca Baxter

Rebecca is a communications specialist.  She has had a long involvement with Carnival from the outside, and is now contributing her skills and knowledge as a Trustee.


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