About Superact

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Superact is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that uses music and the arts to develop and deliver a wide range of social impact projects.

Based in the UK but with an international reach, Superact delivers creative interventions that make a positive difference in key areas of community development, skills development, employability and health and wellbeing.

Through its work, Superact uses participatory arts based projects to improve lives by empowering individuals and strengthening communities.

As an organisation, Superact promotes social inclusion, boosts employability and increases wellbeing by building the self esteem and confidence of the people it works with.

Combining creative flexibility, experienced arts management staff and an extensive roster of professional artists, Superact has a proven track record of delivering projects that have significant social impact at home and abroad.

Superact was founded in Wellington, Somerset in 2006 and now has an office in Exeter with its Headquarters in Bristol.

Meet the team

Ali Smith

Ali Smith


Chief Executive

Coming from 5 generations of professional musicians Ali’s first instrument is the Cello – studying both in the UK and at the…


Nick Smith



Nick is a graduate of Cambridge University with an MSc in Geography. His early career saw him working in social research…

Roxana Toma

Roxana Toma


Finance Manager

Having graduated in economics at the University of Dunarea de Jos in Romania, Roxana joins Superact with 12 years…

Senior Project Manager – Justice

Patsy alias Ratsy Fang!, has a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, Canada. She specialized…

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Kirsty Small

Kirsty Winnan


Head of Education and Training

Kirsty has a degree in Music and has worked as an opera administrator, teacher, project manager…

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Laetitia Manach

Laëtitia Manach


Project Lead – Future DiverCities

After 8 years at the British Council, first as Head of Arts France in Paris and then Head of Creative Economy Europe…

Adam Clarke


Development Manager

Adam is a graduate of Falmouth University (with an MA in Contemporary Visual Art) and University of Gloucestershire…

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Eleanor Pender


Head of Communications

After 6 years working in Scotland, first for PR company CM Porter Novelli (now Pagoda Porter Novelli), Eleanor…

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Janine Stedman


Project Manager – Handcrafts

Janine Stedman is a Project Manager for Superact. She has worked in the UK education and social services sectors for…

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Ursula Billington


Project Manger – Health & Wellbeing

Ursula joined Superact in early 2015 and since then has been getting stuck in to UK and European projects…

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Stu Packer

Stu Packer


Project Manager – Storytelling

Resident storyteller and actor, Stu tells tales to “entertain, educate and enchant”. Drawing on…

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Stephen Barnes at thousand yard stare

Stephen Barnes


Artistic Manager UK

Stephen has been active in the music and entertainment industry in various guises for nearly…


Guy Winnan



Guy winnan is a graduate in German, and a former teacher of Modern Languages. A fluent speaker of French, as well as…

Daisy Corbin O’Grady


Junior Project Manager

Currently studying Liberal Arts and Sciences at Amsterdam University College, Daisy has…

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Mike Webb

Board Member

Mike is a consultant specialising in solutions for businesses in the international justice arena…

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Peter Renshaw


Peter is Chairman of Viridor Credits Environmental Company having previously been Chief…