About Us

Founded in 2007, Imagineer make extraordinary outdoor and site-specific work at the intersection of art and engineering, environmental and social change.

Collaboration is at the heart of our work. Our projects bring together artists and creative thinkers with engineers, architects, educationalists and designers. We also partner with individuals and organisations from across sectors, including universities, commercial business, local authorities and other arts organisations. Working together in this way, we are able to seed new ideas and nurture brilliance.

Imagineer’s arts programmes are developed in parallel with community and education projects. We discover the ‘Imagineers’ of the future and create the conditions and the frameworks that allow them to flourish. Imagineer respects difference and we welcome diversity as a means to achieve greater creativity.

We understand that ambitious artistic programmes must be environmentally and financially sustainable. Imagineer aims to operate a Leave No Trace policy. We are constantly learning about what this means in practice for our projects, and are willing to share our successes and failures so that other people can learn from our experiences.

Some projects take time to develop and grow through research and development activity, and will only be realised when they are ready.

Imagineer’s home is the Daimler Powerhouse in Coventry.




Our Method



Imagineer Staff

Andrea Simpson
Finance Director

Angus MacKechnie
CEO & Creative Director

Jordan Reading
General Assistant

Matt Rheeston
Building Supervisor

Transformations Staff

Charis Wallis
Participant Coordinator

Joe McAvoy-Boss
Participant Development Coordinator

Natalie Layng
Programme Coordinator

Sarah Jerrard-Dinn
Project Manager

Freelance Staff

Andrew Moore

Dave Long
Business Development Officer

David Beidas
Executive Consultant

Helen Stallard
Marketing & Communications Consultant

Jane Hytch
Executive Producer: NBCC Creative Explorers Programme
(Founder Member/Former Chief Executive: Imagineer)

Jo Trowsdale
Co-Project Lead: Teach Make

Kathi Leahy
Creative Producer: Powerhouse Youth Zone

Lou Lomas
Creative Producer: Imagine Bamboo & Creative Explorers

Orit Azaz
Collaborator & Artistic Director: Imagine Bamboo

Richard Davis
Co-Project Lead: Teach Make

Stephanie Brown
Social Media Consultant


John McGuigan

Cathryn Thompson

Gaynor Sharp

Hazel Pilling

Manjit Kaur

Roger Medwell

Steve Stewart

Imagineer also employs many freelance professional local, regional, national and international artists and practitioners each year.

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