CIO Directors

After moving to the Innovation Centre, CCANW converted to a Community Interest Company (CIC) on 1 October 2013, then at Dartington to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) on 3 March 2016. This was dissolved on 6 July 2020.

A working group was set up to discuss the future management of CCANW, with the Innovation Centre providing advice from Fruit Tree consultants. As a result, it was decided to dissolve CCANW as a Charity and Company. All existing Trustees stood down and on 1 October 2013 we converted to a Community Interest Company (CIC) with new Directors Clive Adams and Robert Swinscow (aka Daro Montag). Richard Povall was appointed as a third Director of the CIC on 18 January 2016. The CIC was then converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in March 2016 after moving to Dartington. All three became the founding Directors of the CIO.

CIO Directors

  • Clive Adams (appointed 3 March 2016, retired 6 July 2020)
  • Robert Swinscow/Daro Montag (appointed 3 March 2016, retired 6 July 2020)
  • Richard Povall (appointed 3 March 2016, retired 5 April 2018)
  • Sally Lai (appointed 21 December 2016, retired 13 December 2018)
  • Charlotte Rathbone (appointed 13 October 2017, retired 6 July 2020)

Daro Montag

Daro Montag was an artist, lecturer and researcher at Falmouth University where he led the Research in Art, Nature and the Environment research group (RANE) and the MA Art and Environment course. His art practice was involved with environmental and ecological issues, particularly the inherent creativity of the organic world.

Richard Povall

Richard Povall had previously run the MA Arts and Ecology course for its last two years at the now-defunct Dartington College of Arts and had a long professional history in the field of arts and ecology. He had previously been the Co-director of Aune Head Arts, a commissioning and producing organisation that worked with communities on Dartmoor and in other National Parks. He founded art.earth in 2016.

Sally Lai

Sally Lai had extensive experience of supporting the development of residencies. These included the programme of the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester where she had been Director 2008-13 and the development of other residency programmes including the Triangle Arts Trust’s schemes in Taiwan and China. She had been recruited as the part-time Residency Coordinator between November 2013 and August 2015 for Soil Culture: Young Shoots.

Charlotte Rathbone

Charlotte Rathbone was a Principal of Rathbone Partnership, a landscape architectural practice based in Modbury. She studied geography at Cambridge and landscape design at Sheffield and was a member of the Landscape Institute. In addition to many projects in the region, she worked on parks in Hong Kong and land reclamation. She had been a CCANW Trustee 2007-13 and worked on the Soil Culture programme.

Core Staff

From the core staff at Haldon, Clive Adams (paid 1.5 days + unpaid 1.5 days a week) continued to direct the programme, with Gemma Baal (paid 2 days a week) providing management and financial support. Rolfe Mooney continued to provide technical support on a freelance basis. Gemma left in January 2015 and Kay Walker took over as Finance Officer for approximately a year.

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