We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new Trustees to our Board, alongside two Member Representatives, helping us to represent and speak to the diverse set of communities most affected by poverty and homelessness in this country.

These appointments mark a major step forward for Cardboard Citizens following the introduction last spring of our renewed programme and expanded mission, exploring poverty and inequity as the underlying causes of homelessness.

The new Trustees who will be steering Citz into its next chapter are creative producer and playwright Marcus Bernard, actress, award-winning voice artist and employment law solicitor Ayesha Casely-Hayford, actor and writer Charlie Josephine, and social impact advisor and Director of Curator Community for Sofar Sounds, Ajeet Jugnauth.

We are also very excited to announce the election of two new Member Representatives. Michael and Mary-Sue were elected from Cardboard Citizens’ Membership and will represent the views of Members in all Board meetings and strategy sessions to as well as leading our Members Forums, where decisions about our programme are made.

Prue Skene, Chair of the Board, commented: “I am delighted to welcome this talented group of Trustees and Member Representatives to Cardboard Citizens. Their expertise and experience will be essential to deliver on our renewed programme of art and training.”

Lisa Briscoe, Executive Director and Joint CEO, said: “This injection of fresh perspectives comes at a perfect moment for Cardboard Citizens. We look forward to sharing what happens next when you have a superpowered Board”

We believe that theatre and art can transform society and are committed to challenging systemic injustices at the root of homelessness, poverty, and inequity. These appointments align with our broader mission while strengthening a commitment to greater representation, both within the organisation, by giving Members a louder voice, and in the wider community.