Predictable and sufficient external funding is critical to the future of 2MF. The Development Board (DB) has been established by the Board of Trustees for the sole purpose of managing and delivering 2MF's external funding programme. Although the DB is supported by and accountable to the Trustees, it operates as an independent free-standing body that recruits its own members and conducts its own affairs. It has financial targets and timescales to work to and the Chairman of the DB formally reports on a regular basis to the Trustees.
The DB intends to extend its membership to between 15 and 20 people, mainly independents, selected on the basis of their ability to attract funding and to develop effective networking.
The DB has initially been formed with the following members:
Richard Fletcher (2MF Trustee)
Penny Adie (2MF Artistic Director)
Nick Allan (2MF Trustee)
Averil Arnold (2MF Trustee)
Jim Hamilton (Independent)
Karen Malim (2MF Executive Director)
John Pollen (Independent)
It is the intention that 2MF Trustees will be progressively replaced by independent members as they are recruited.