Antony Gostyn

Antony is a solicitor with many years of experience working in film, television and the cultural sector. He is one of the founding partners of Swan Turton. Prior to this, he was a partner at The Simkins Partnership for ten years, having spent several years in the legal department of the EMI Group and two years as the Business Affairs Manager of THORN EMI Video, before returning to private practice.

Antony is the author of the 1991, 1998 and 1999 editions of the PACT Model Contracts, which are widely used by television production companies. Antony was for many years a member of the PACT Finance Committee and was previously on the Board of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) for five years. He is currently a trustee of the Directors Charitable Foundation.


Elijah is an electronic music producer and co-founder of influential grime label Butterz, described by the Guardian as “one of the genre’s smartest operations”. He and the core artists (Flava D, Swindle & Royal-T) on the label he runs with his partner Skilliam have toured globally and have been a fixture across the club and festival circuit since 2010.

His work spans music programming, journalism, a&r and artist management, and shines a light on the artistic, social and economic challenges and opportunities for emerging artists.

Elijah was Associate Artistic Director at Lighthouse in 2017-18, during which he produced ‘Last Dance’, a timely and urgent look at the rapidly changing landscape of club culture.

Jenni Lloyd (Chair)

Jenni brings decades of experience in a broad range of fields – from the design and production of digital products and campaigns, to organisational design and culture change, to social innovation and systems thinking.

Jenni is particularly interested in place-based change and the role that organisations like Lighthouse can play in bringing together people from different walks of life and generations to share not just space, but positive experiences.

She brings much experience and knowledge of the business, cultural and civic infrastructure of Brighton & Hove having, alongside her employment as a business and social innovation consultant, been a board member of Wired Sussex, Brighton Pavilion & Museums Foundations, and as Chair of Brighton Digital Festival (2017 - 2020).

Laura Wade

Laura is a Vice President of Content and Innovation at Essence the full service media agency, where she leads the EMEA team in delivering bespoke branded content solutions and custom partnership projects for household brands such as Google, L'Oreal and BT.

Laura has a track record in award-winning solutions for brands and has built successful content teams within the media industry. Laura is also passionate about the media industry's role to build a sustainable society for all, including the planet.

Michael Cole

Michael is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in finance roles within Investment Banking. Recent Director roles included providing financial support for the closure of the EMEA branch network and the legacy Equity Derivatives business as well as legal entity rationalisation.

Polly Wright

Polly is a curator and producer currently working at Devonshire Collective in Eastbourne. She is part of Incidental Unit, the third iteration of the Artist Placement Group and co-curated their recent public activity titled Incidental Futures.

Previous to DC, Polly held positions at Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts, part of the University of Brighton, Film and Video Umbrella and Art on the Underground. Polly continues to work on independent projects and collaborations.

Polly’s practice is informed by her research into collective structures that support artistic production, working collaboratively to create programmes that centre sharing knowledge and developing creative research for different contexts.

Rebecca Groves

Rebecca has a background as an award-winning Producer with experience in TV, shorts and feature film production. She has worked for membership organisations including BFI and The Producers’ Forum to increase their reach, to widen their engagement and support talent pipelines.

Her work at Wired Sussex has overseen the development and delivery of numerous innovation and business support programmes.

Away from the digital sector, Rebecca has worked for charities specialising in emergency maternal and child health and supporting people facing life-changing illness.

Sarah Naomi Lee

Sarah has been developing innovative culturally inclusive arts and media projects in Brighton and Hove since 2002 including a professional touring theatre piece created from stories that were collected from customers in a black hairdresser in Brighton, and a 3-year DFID funded digital media storytelling project which brought together schools in Ghana and the UK. She is also an experienced university research consultant currently working for the University of Sussex and the Royal College of Art.

As well as being a professional theatre and screenplay writer Sarah runs her own arts and media Community interest company (Plenty Productions CIC) and she is also the co-founder of Brighton and Hove Black History which recently completed a highly successful Heritage Lottery funded project about Thomas Highflyer, a boy freed from enslavement who lived and went to school in Brighton in the 1870s.

Tony Pilgrim

Tony is Executive Editor at BBC Radio 4. He leads the development of the channel’s strategy, ensuring that Radio 4 and 4 Extra are constantly evolving and reaching new audiences.

Tony has 20 years’ experience operating at senior level at the BBC, having previously worked in the private sector. He has a Masters in Decision Analysis, and has consulted on project management, decision-making and prioritisation.

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