THE LION TEAM

 

Megan Witty

Event Organiser

Megan is a former wildlife producer/director for ITV and the BBC Natural History Unit.  She now organises high profile, creative events, including last year's Minerva's Owls of Bath sculpture trail and the Swans of Wells 2012, Lions of Bath 2010 and King Bladud’s Pigs of Bath 2008 trails, which raised over £430,000 for local charities. Megan devises and produces a wide range of media-friendly events such as the annual '24 Hours in Bristol' photographic competition, charity auctions, media launches and overseas projects, which recently included setting up a dinosaur museum in Bethlehem!

Lisa Todd

Creative Director

Award-winning Windsor interior designer Lisa Todd grew up in South Africa and now creates beautiful hand-painted, vibrant designs from her home near the Long Walk in Windsor. Lisa was Elle Decoration Print and Pattern Designer of the Year, won European Product Design Award 2017 and is featured in Christie’s Magazine as one of four pattern designers to watch globally.  Lisa painted one of the Owls of Bath sculptures last year and aims to bring the success of the Bath sculpture trails to Windsor this year.

FRANCES SIDI

Event Administrator

Frances has spent the last 14 years organising clinical trials for cancer research. Prior to that she was a management consultant with one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms in London and Sydney. Frances has now turned her excellent administrative talents to coordinating lion artists, sponsors and schools, taming spreadsheets, organising events, sculptures and the lion team!  This is Frances' first sculpture trail and she can't wait to see the fabulous lion sculptures taking up residence across the Royal Borough.

Ian Wells

Logistics Manager

Ian worked on the popular Owls of Bath 2018, Swans of Wells 2012 and Lions of Bath 2010 sculpture trails as chief ‘owl/swan/lion wrangler’ and will be transferring his skills to the Windsor Pride this year. Ian is in charge of  sculpture logistics, from collecting lions from the factory to taking them to their artists for decoration, making the plinths, lion installation, maintenance, sponsor/artist liaison and transportation. Ian and the ‘Lions in Transit’ van will soon become a familiar sight as lions are installed across the region this summer.

Philip Jansseune

Design

Philip is Creative Director of Walker/Jansseune, the Bath-based copyrighting and design agency that produced the brand, website, publications and printed souvenirs for the Owls of Bath 2018, Lions of Bath 2010 and Swans of Wells 2012 projects. In 2017, Philip was commissioned to produce a herd of decorated wooden rhinos by the Botswana Tourist Board for an international travel show in Berlin and he has now turned his skills to creating the logo, marketing publications and merchandising design for Lions of Windsor 2019.

Chris Dawson

Website

Chris is Creative Director of tallhatDesign, a digital design studio with more than 25 years industry experience. With marketing and digital agency background, Chris specialises in web design services and content, branding, marketing and consultancy. Chris has worked with clients such as Orange, the BBC, HSBC and Guinness as well as many start-ups and SMEs, and created the Owls of Bath 2018 website.

Alan Dun

Lion Sculptor

Alan studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art. A former robotics specialist, Alan is now a versatile figurative and abstract sculptor based in Limpley Stoke near Bath. He has created sculptures for a number of public art sculpture trails including the Owls of BathKing Bladud’s Pigs, Lions of Bath, Cirencester March Hares and Go Herdwick Sheep for the Lake District. Alan also curated the production of sporting sculptures to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics, created a 25ft silverback gorilla for Wookey Hole and produced a giant Lion sculpture displayed outside Fortnum & Masons for the Queen’s Jubilee Trust. www.alandun.co.uk

Bowden PR

Event PR

PR, marketing and event agency Bowden PR, is directed by Media Matchmaker, Christina Bowden.  The agency represents brands across the corporate, consumer, lifestyle and charity sectors throughout the UK, connecting clients with the right media, influencers and experts to raise their profile and reach new audiences.  Bowden PR’s clients include Relish Catering, Kent Community Foundation, The Taxi Charity and Retreats For You.  www.bowdenpr.co.uk

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