Meet the Team

Brockley Max relies on the time and goodwill of dozens of local residents, with a taskforce of volunteers to help sell raffle tickets, steward events, run workshops and generally keep things running.

Behind the scenes, the organising committee make sure the festival happens in the first place. We apply for funding, liaise with Lewisham Council to use public sites and organise the publicity and festival structure.

Here’s the team that makes it all happen.

Moira Tait

Moira Tait

Festival Director

Moira has lived in the area for 34 years and started Brockley Max in 2001 to provide opportunities for local artists to showcase their work. When not working on the festival, she’s a voice over artist, and lectures on archaeology in SE Asia and Europe.

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Chernel Sharpe

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Chernel has been working in the live music industry for the past 7 years, with a focus on event organisation and volunteer coordination. She’s enjoyed living in Brockley since 2022, and looks forward to further immersing herself in the community by taking on the role of Volunteer Coordinator at Brockley Max.

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Jeff Roberts

Events Support

A Brockley resident since 2006, Jeff supports the Events team.  Working with Moira and the wider team, he supports the development of the annual programme by connecting talent and venues. As an urbanist, he is an advocate for better public realm with specific interests in parks, street markets, festivals, and temporary installations.

Rosemary Hattersley

Rosie Hattersley

Co-Director & Programme Designer

Rosie has been involved with the festival for the past fifteen years. A journalist, editor and teacher as well as a keen crafter, Rosie designs and puts together the Brockley Max programme each year.

Elisabetta Fumagalli


Art In The Park Organiser

Elisabetta has been living in Brockley for the past 27 years and has been involved with BM for 13 years.

Darren Debono

Darren Debono

Website Developer

Darren has been part of the Brockley Max team since 2015. An experienced software architect & developer, Darren started out by helping list events on the Brockley Max website, and has gone on to take a more active role in modernising the site.

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Sponsorship & Advertising Manager

Jean grew up in New Cross and has lived in Ladywell since 2001.  She has worked extensively in the music industry and radio broadcast and now runs her own healthcare business in Ladywell. Jean is a huge believer in the power of the community and loves South East London because of its unique cohesive atmosphere. She has been an attendee of Brockley Max Festival since 2001 and worked with the Festival Radio team for the last 2 years.  This year she is taking on the role of Sponsorship Manager and she looks forward to speaking to local businesses and organisations who would like to get involved and be part of this amazing annual festival.



Events Co-ordinator

June moved to Brockley in 2015, enjoying the local community feel as well as access to all that London has to offer. She became involved with Brockley Max in 2022 and will be co-ordinating events again this year.