GJG Associates 

At GJG we work with a range of individuals and partners to provide the appropriate team for the challenges you might face. James has worked directly with all the GJG associates. These colleagues have been and continue to be a source of wisdom and inspiration.

Professor Andrew Pinnock

Andrew is a professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton. From 1992 to 2004 he worked for the Arts Council, making public policy as well as researching it. He has contributed a number of articles to Cultural Trends over the years, and is currently a member of the journal’s editorial advisory board.

Dr Ruth Melville 

Ruth is an experienced social researcher, evaluator and strategic cultural policy practitioner. She has advised DCMS, ACE, the London Mayor’s office and several European Capitals of Culture on approaches to research and evaluation; is Critical Friend/evaluator for 6 Creative People and Places programmes, and recently supported the successful Bradford 2025 bid. 

Michael Bewick 

Michael has transformed the longstanding industrial heritage attraction at Llechwedd in North Wales which on his arrival was a loss-making business with less than 50,000 visitors per year. Working with private and third sector partners he has transformed it in to a thriving heritage and adventure destination with over 200,000 visitors per year. 

Adrienne Pye

Aida has spent over 20 years in audience development and evaluation. She has partnered on numerous cultural strategies providing a range of skills from audience analysis and development to cultural provision mapping and efficient and effective project management, and for ten years was a Senior Consultant at The Audience Agency. 

Aida is a member of the CIM, the UK Evaluation Society and also a qualified audio describer.

Philip parr

Philip is Artistic Director of Parrabbola and has directed all their work.  As a director of opera and theatre, his productions have been seen around the world. Philip has been a staff director at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Bayerisches Staatsoper and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He was director of the 2006 Bath International Shakespeare Festival and from 2000 – 2006 director of the Swaledale Music Festival in Yorkshire, England. 

Philip is Chair of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network

Matt Sanger 

Matt was head of customer experience for Bestival, Camp Bestival, Common People and Bestival Toronto. He was also event director for Blissfields Festival and has worked at other UK music festivals. He has event concept creation, curation, budgeting, licensing, promotion and production experience. 

His corporate experience was in strategic market development and proposition design.