Our Board of Trustees

The Beltane Fire Society (BFS) is a registered charity, based in Edinburgh. We have a board of trustees who are volunteers, elected by our members each year at our annual general meeting (with additional members coopted throughout the year if needed, by vote of the board themselves). They are responsible for making sure BFS delivers on its charitable aims, that we comply with all the requirements placed on us, and help oversee the smooth running of the charity and our festivals.

Want to know what the board do? Take a look…

The board meet regularly to make key decisions. You can read minutes and agendas for board and other BFS meetings if you’d like get a sense of discussions, or email us at board[at]beltane[dot]org for more information. You can also see details about us as a charity (including our annual accounts) on the website of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

Our 2022-23 Board of Trustees:

CAROLINE EVANS, CHAIR
chair@beltane.org

I have been involved with the Society on and off over the years and am glad to serve both on the Board and as one of the Blues, helping to support our community and act as a bridge between our trustees and dedicated volunteers.

ALEX NUTGENS, VICE CHAIR
alex@beltanefiresociety

I’ve been in the Society since 2002 initially as a Steward, and then moving into performance groups. I’ve also been on the Board for a few years now. In this session, my main focuses are making sure that the interests of ordinary Beltane membership are met, that we continue to uphold the Board’s vital safeguarding work, and that our many new Trustees learn what they need to be able to run the Board effectively and autonomously.

NEIL BARTON, TREASURER
treasurer@beltane.org

After several festivals as a photographer, I am very excited to join the board as Treasurer to ensure the best financial management for the charity.

SARAH BARR, COMPANY SECRETARY, FESTIVAL SECRETARY
sarahb@beltane.org

BOB BALL, VOLUNTEERS SECRETARY
bob@beltane.org

STEW WILSON, SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
admin@beltane.org

C’TRI GOUDIE, ASSISTANT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Ctri@beltane.org

I’ve been with the society for a few years now as a performer and Group Organiser. I joined the board to support the efforts of the other trustees, and to advocate for improved transparency to help the rest of the society understand what we do, and how we can support them.

LINDSEY BELL, BLUE-BOARD LIASON
lindseyb@beltane.org

KATIE (CAÍT) O’NEIL, SAFEGUARDING LEAD
Katie@beltane.org