Creative Kernow

John Pulford MBE – Chair

John lives in Truro.  He has an MBA from Cranfield and worked as a management consultant for 12 years with the company which is now Accenture.  He has wide experience of the manufacturing and service industry sectors.  Since retirement he has undertaken private and pro bono consultancy work on community regeneration.  John has been actively involved in the voluntary sector since his youth.  As well as chairing ACT, he was for many years Chair of CSV, the UK’s largest volunteer agency, Chair of Ex Cathedra, a leading early music group in Birmingham which has ACE NPO status and was a school governor for many years. John is currently the chair of the Cass Business School Centre for Charity Effectiveness Trust. Through direct experience supporting members of his family he has a great deal of knowledge of disability issues.  John is the Diversity and Equality Champion on the Creative Kernow Board.


Dinah Graffy – Vice Chair

Dinah worked for 14 years in a senior management role at United International Pictures at their head office in London handling multi million pound campaigns on a worldwide basis for Paramount, Universal, MGM and Dreamworks. In 1997 she moved to Cornwall with her husband Roger and their family and bought Mylor Yacht Harbour, then a small business in a beautiful location in need of investment and restructuring. Over the next 5 years they expanded the business through the construction of a marina, associated dredging and new buildings ashore creating over 60 new jobs. This was a joint public and privately financed £5 million project which was part funded by the South West RDA on a gap-funding basis. Since then Mylor Yacht Harbour has continued to thrive and grow, including the construction of the privately funded £1.25 million Mylor Yacht Club formally opened by HRH Princess Anne in July 2011.

Ross Pascoe – Trustee

Ross is a solicitor with the long-established Cornish firm of Hine Downing in Falmouth.  He was born and brought up in Cornwall, read law at University College London and then, after College of Law and training in London, moved back to Cornwall.  He has a great interest in art and literature and loves cricket.

Roff Rayner – Trustee

Roff had a long career in education after reading history at Oxford, finishing as Deputy Secretary for Education for Cornwall County Council.  Since retiring from full-time work, he has been very involved in local voluntary sector activities – he is a trustee at St Petroc’s Society for the Single Homeless in Truro – and at Murdoch House in Redruth where his interests in local history combine well with an interest in regeneration issues.

Simon Harvey – Trustee

Simon is an actor, freelance director and producer based in Cornwall. He is resident Associate Director for Kneehigh Theatre and Artistic Director of o-region, a theatre and film production company.

Rosanna Elliott – Trustee

Rosanna is a freelance theatre director and dramaturg based in Cornwall, Bristol and London. Rosanna is Artistic Director of Canvas Theatre company.

Eleanor Jubb – Trustee

Eleanor  is a researcher, economist and evaluator who has extensive experience of working across the creative and economic development sectors.