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The CCAT Board is comprised of a mix of skilled professionals with expertise in finance, recruitment, legal, public relations, advocacy, and fundraising.

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Tim Brown - Chair

Tim was appointed Chair in 2011 when the Trusts which oversaw Fringe and the Cuba Street Carnival were merged. He had an extensive corporate career with Morrison & Co and Infratil which included board roles on a number of companies and a decade as chair of Wellington Airport. He was the Wellingtonian of the Year: Business in 2021 and won the Chamber of Commerce’s Wellington Adress award in 2022. In 2022 he was elected to represent Motukairangi Ward on the Wellington City Council where he is Chair of the Environment and Infrastructure Committee and the City’s representative on the Regional Water Committee. He is a passionate supporter of the arts and is also on the board of NZOpera.

Miranda Clayton

Miranda became a board member at Wellington's Fringe Arts Trust in 2001, then was the Chair from 2004 to 2011. Her professional background is diverse, spanning both science, public affairs, communications, and the arts. Miranda served as the manager of the Palmerston North Community Arts Council. In this capacity, she oversaw various responsibilities such as event management, sponsorship, promotion, public relations, media management, and marketing initiatives. She also held a trustee position on the Square Edge Creative Centre Trust Board. Currently, Miranda is the Chair at the Hawke's Bay Prima Volta Charitable Trust. In her day-to-day career, she serves as a corporate communications specialist at Farmers' Mutual Group (FMG).


Nick Simcock

Nick was the Chair of the Cuba Street Carnival Collective Trust from 2008 until 2011 and has been a Trustee with CCAT since its inception.  He is a passionate Wellington and emerging arts supporter. Professionally Nick is a company director, consultant and investor.


Jaime Hayden (Tuhoe and Ngati Awa)
Jaime’s expertise is partnership and relationship management and has spent most of the last decade working within the social sector. Currently Partnerships Lead at the Social Wellbeing Agency, Jaime’s focus is on ensuring iwi around the country have access to data and measures that matter to Māori and enable enhancement in community wellbeing and prosperity. Originally a photographer, Jaime moved to Pōneke over 15 years ago and claims this her creative soul home: “It was actually the Cuba Street Carnival that sold Wellington to me.”


Nigel Moody

Nigel has been a trustee of CCAT since it was formed in 2011. Prior to that he was a trustee of its predecessor trust which produced what was known as the Cuba Street Carnival. Nigel is a commercial lawyer having been a partner in the firm of Gibson Sheat from 1991 until his retirement from the partnership in July of 2023. He continues his association with Gibson Sheat as a consultant.

The CCAT Management Team comprises of the Chief Executive, Festival Directors, Marketing Director and Kaupapa Māori Advisor.

Kim Bailey | Chief Executive CCAT

Kim is excited to rejoin the Creative Capital Arts Trust as the Chief Executive. Kim has worked in Theatre Management throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Previous roles have included Regional Site Manager (Stage School Australia), Venue Manager (Turner Centre, Kerikeri), Box Office Manager (Assembly Rooms- Edinburgh Fringe). Kim currently produces for Primarily Dance and Kim Bailey Productions and since returning to New Zealand in 2020 has produced Grooves! mini tour (2020), The Nutcracker (2020 & 2021), Grooves! South Island Tour (2021), Comedy of Errors (2021), Macbeth (2021 & 2022), Pointe Shoes and ShowBiz (2022), Melodrama (2022) and premiered Mens Rea at NZ Fringe 2023. Kim was also a founding member of The Stage Door Community Theatre. Kim is an expert in harnessing the power of people to motivate, drive positive change and strategic direction, and inspires teams to exceed expectations while maintaining a happy, safe and supportive work environment.


Vanessa Stacey | NZ Fringe Director

Vanessa Stacey is a Wellington-based Māori artist, producer, writer and director with over twenty years of experience in creative arts and education. She has worked extensively in the theatre, film, music, and television as an Actor, Singer, Producer and Director in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She has previously been the coordinator and director of Whitireia's Screen Acting Course, Short Film Director of Film at National Youth Drama School for 8yrs, and guest tutor at UCOL, Whitireia and Massey. Vanessa has worked as an artist and tour manager with many well-known New Zealand bands, Vanessa produced stages for Home Grown, produced the TORA TORA TORA Festival, and has also performed at many festivals as a guest vocalist. She has also worked as an artist and festival publicist for festivals and events including NZ Fringe. Vanessa is excited to put her years of experience into her role and after the success 2023, looks forward to her third season at the helm of New Zealand Fringe.


Emlou Lattimore | Marketing Director

Emlou Lattimore is a Strategic Communications and Marketing Specialist with a love for Te Whangānui-a-Tara and its incredible art and music scene. They began their career at the Ministry for Primary Industries in ministerial advisor roles, before moving to London and taking up an administration contract at the NZ High Commission. They moved into strategic communications for the UK government at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. After two years in this role, Emlou returned home and has since worked as a freelance academic editor, art writer, and recently for the New Zealand International Film Festival as their Wellington Communications Coordinator. Since 2022, they have worked as Marketing Manager, and now Marketing Director for CCAT.

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