Brixton Splash Ltd is a non profit company which has been created to lead and manage the Brixton Splash Festival and to engage with the local community to encourage participation and growth. The current Board comprises 12 locally based voluntary directors.
Asher Senator – Company Director and Chair
My first professional music encounter was in the Eighties, when, after considerable success on the sound system (discotheque) national circuit, I signed as a recording and performing artist to a popular record company called Fashion Records. Fashion Records already had successful recording artists such as Laurel and Hardy who sang the pop hit ‘Get In The Back’. I recorded exclusively for Fashion Records for two years in which time I gained two number one singles and a number one album in the street urban charts. My partners at the time Smiley Culture and Maxi Priest broke into the national charts with hit songs ‘Police Officer’ and ‘Strolling On’.
I am now Chief Executive of Code 7 Ltd, a company that delivers progression routes, training and development packages for young people who are mainly deemed hard to engage. Code 7 has a board of 4 trustees and 3 non-executive members, employs 4 people, hires up to a range of 8 facilitators and has a voluntary workforce flotation of around 20 people.
I am keen to play a significant part in the maintaining and upholding of Brixton as my community and work with Brixton Splash in showcasing local talent.
Shezal Laing- Treasurer
I am a community activist, engaged in community building and empowerment, with a background in music. I have volunteered for several organisations, and I currently work for a community development trust teaching ESOL and literacy classes in Brixton and the wider Lambeth community. I have an LLB Hons (Bachelor of Laws) with International Development, a CELTA and am presently studying for a PGCE. As well as Brixton Splash I am also working on several other community projects including the start-up of a community radio station. The accomplishment I am most proud of is my son, who attends a local school in Brixton.
Lee Jasper – Company Director
Lee Jasper is a long time Brixton resident. Lee has extensive experience of organising and managing major London festivals in addition to his long career as a human rights race equality activist. Former political adviser to the Mayor of London, currently Secretary of the anti violence campaign group SACRYD, current Chair of the London Race and Criminal Justice Consortium and active in a myriad of local, regional and national organisation and forums Lee brings huge experience, passion and commitment to the board of Brixton Splash Ltd.
Hysha Smith – Board Member
I am a very creative and innovative Business-woman and Entrepreneur, with a strong career history and background in Events Management and the Entertainment industry. I also own and successfully manage an Events Services Company – ElevoLive (Elevo Ltd.) – which is based online, and this has been operating since 2012. Past clients have included Sky, Virgin, World Vision, Barclay Card and several other prominent brands and companies. The experience of working with these brands has enabled me to increase my understanding of how to manage events in the most efficient and professional way, and I have been doing so for the past 8 years. This experience has equipped me with the knowledge that is needed to be as successful and competitive in the Entertainment industry as I am today.
Chico – Board Member
DJ and promoter in Brixton and South London with a long history of planning music events in the area.
Trevor Browne – Board Member
Businessman with strong connections to Brixton.
Madeleine Harris Smith – Board Member
Policy & Advocacy Manager, Alcohol Health Alliance, Brixton Splash Volunteer Manager since 2012 and active community champion in Brixton.
Valentine Walker – Board Member
Vice Chair Vision Community and Leisure Bristol. Treasurer Malcolm X Community Association Bristol.