New Leaders

New “Leaders” – tools and tips for managing digital projects

With changes to teams, furlough schemes and a lot of organisations making redundancies, there’s a bigger gap than ever between the decision makers and do-ers.

We’ve seen lots of do-ers holding the fort, managing digital activities and strategies. In this session we’ll hear from Evie, Eman and Chris. They’ll share their experiences, the tools they’ve used to manage this new responsibility and how they’ve made the most of digital partners to communicate with decisions makers and gain buy-in.

What will I gain?

— Quick wins on using data to communicate

— Ways to understand how and where your digital partners can help

— Tools on making a case for change

This session will be recorded and included in the Access All Areas Pass.


This session is sponsored by Supercool.


Chris Smith | Development Manager (Campaigns) | Town Hall Symphony Hall

Chris is currently managing a public facing fundraising campaign, part of THSH’s £13.2million capital project, Making an Entrance. The project will provide much increased and improved public space at Symphony Hall for free and budget friendly performances, a wider programme of educational activity and corporate hospitality. His work on Making an Entrance has been awards-nominated, having been acknowledged by Achates Philanthropy, who shortlisted the campaign for their Individual Prize at 2019’s annual national Philanthropy Prize awards evening. 

Eman Bhatti | Executive Assistant | New Adventures

Eman joined New Adventures in January 2020 after working at Paines Plough for a year and a half, first as Trainee Administrator and then as Administration and Finance Assistant. Whilst at Paines Plough, she gained her BSL Level 1 qualification with Remark!, and she has continued her BSL training online in 2020. At New Adventures, she assists with office administration, and development and events support, and during covid-times she has also assisted the Communications Manager with newsletters and work on the website. 

Evie Kissack | PR and Communications Officer | Midlands Arts Centre

Evie has worked on a diverse range of projects, from collaborating with artists and partners on region-wide arts festivals, to promoting MAC’s busy in-house programme across visual arts, cinema, learning and participation, performance and community outreach work. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Evie has managed MAC’s MARCOMMS department. A passionate advocate for the importance of the arts and culture sector upon communities, Evie is currently part of the Young People on Arts Boards Training Scheme 2020, delivered by Birmingham REP. 

Kate Mroczkowski | Strategy Director | Supercool

Kate has worked in the cultural sector for over 15 years. Having started in a box office assistant role during university, she went on to box office and fundraising roles in Manchester and London before moving to the tech side and working for CRM ticketing platform SpektrixKate joined the Supercool team in 2018. As Strategy Director at Supercool, she works closely with cultural organisations across the country, helping them develop their digital strategies and get the most out of their digital tools.