Following professional careers in water resources engineering and economic development, Cara has worked extensively in theatre, TIE and dance management – across a range of culturally diverse, international touring and producing companies, including Interplay (Administrator), Union Dance (General Manager), Theatr Powys (General Manager) and RJC Dance (Company Manager).  In Huddersfield, Cara pioneered distinctive and highly popular programming of the performing arts which involved an innovative, integrated approach to multi-site presentation of music, theatre and dance at a range of indoor venues, outdoor sites and festivals throughout Kirklees.