The Oxjam Edinburgh Takeover 2017 team are all dedicated volunteers giving their free time to raising life changing amounts of money.

Takeover Manager – Karl Wood @karlmwood
From events crew hand to festival director, Karl has a wide range of knowledge and experience in building events from the ground up. Passionate about events and equality, he loves exercising his skill set to manage the Oxjam Edinburgh Takeover. Karl also freelances with Kelburn Arts and the Greater Grassmarket Bid, and recently founded Edinburgh’s all-new BlueGrassmarket Festival.


Productions Coordinator – Emily Danby
Emily has a wide range of experience in events and production management, and this is the second year she has been involved with the Oxjam Edinburgh Takeover. Emily works as a freelance stage manager and film runner, most recently working for the Hidden Door Festival at Leith Theatre, CBBC and on the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War.


Productions Coordinator – Kyle Wilson @KyleWilsonP
Kyle is a music fanatic and has a background in radio and live music events. He currently works for music website and streaming platform Channel7A. Kyle is kept busy freelancing with the Greater Grassmarket Bid, Boom Projects, Village Underground Lisboa and Kelburn Arts, while also running Through The Wire Music. This is his second year working with Oxjam Edinburgh.



Fundraising Coordinator – Johanna Crossley-Zels
Johanna has her fingers in many music- and event-flavoured pies, as she’s founder and creative director of SandvikFest and The BlueGrassmarket Festival. Previously, she was at Lammermuir Festival but now chairs The Meadows Festival, and works for Kelburn Garden Party. Her day job is as communications officer for Edinburgh Palette, and she regularly freelances as an administrator for arts and cultural organisations.



Fundraising Assistant – Emily Clift
Emily is an arts graduate with a background in working several festivals (including five Fringes), and in venue management, both here and abroad. Throughout her roles she has dabbled in events, social media and marketing. Emily also volunteers with Children’s Hospices Across Scotland. This is her first year as part of the Oxjam Edinburgh team.



Marketing Coordinator – Lyn Conroy @Lyndeeloubelle
Lyn has experience in events, social media management and marketing within creative industries as she was heavily involved in creating and promoting dance showcases whilst at university. This is her first year working with Oxjam, and she’s also worked at Edinburgh International Film Festival and Hidden Door. Lyn is also music coordinator for a professional dance team she is part of.


Marketing Coordinator – Sadia Ali @sadiaaar
With a long-time passion for film and festivals, Sadia has vast experience in events organising and marketing in both; she also likes to help a good cause when possible, bringing her skillset to Oxjam Edinburgh for the first time this year. Sadia has previously worked with EIFF and Can’t Stop the Serenity, and is currently freelancing for About Film and Sue Ryder Edinburgh.