About Us

Who's who

HRH The Duke Of Kent, KG

George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood KBE

Sir Gordon Linacre

General Director
Richard Mantle OBE

Music Director
Richard Farnes

Board of Trustees

Paul Lee

Vice Chairman
Paula Dillon
Clive Lloyd

Ed Anderson
Mark Armour
Paul Baverstock
John Bywater FRICS
Peter Maniura
Nima Poovaya-Smith
Martin Vander Weyer
​Cllr Keith Wakefield
Irving Warnett


PA to the General Director
Emma Mason

HR Manager
Sheralee Lockhart

General Manager, Howard Assembly Room
Richard Ashton

System Administrator
David Bateson

IT Support Engineer
Karl Thomas

Head Receptionist
Louise Brady

Kane Briggs
Hannah Corne
Sephra Greening Jackson
Dena Marsh


Finance Director
Helen Dobson

Finance Officers
Natasha Pullan
Sue Rennie
Bernice Wilson


Planning Director
Christine Jane Chibnall

Planning Administrator
Sian Gilroy

Casting & Scheduling Administrator
Megan Nelson

Planning Intern
Natasha Worsley

Company Manager
Jane Bonner

Assistant Company Manager
Rachel Pilkington


Head of Music
Martin Pickard

Assistant Head of Music
Anthony Kraus

Chorus Master
Martin Wettges

Music Staff
John Querns
Annette Saunders
Lesley-Anne Sammons

Vocal Auditions Assistant
Felicity Dunk

Library Infomation Services Manager
Andrew Fairley

Victoria Bellis

Titles Supervisor
Lydia French

Titles Operators
Charlie Gower-Smith
Heather Greenwood
Christopher Pelly

Artistic Administration

Orchestra Director
Phil Boughton

Orchestra Manager
Helen Wilson

Chorus Manager
Steven Phillips

Chorus & Orchestra Assistant
Alice Carthy

Music Secretary
Helen Stephens

Pit Supervisor
Christopher Ladds

Orchestra Attendant
John Boulton


Projects Director
Dominic Gray

Projects Manager
Jo Nockels

Community Engagement Manager
Madeleine Thorne

Projects Officer
Hannah Witcomb


Education Director
Jacqui Cameron

Education Manager
Joanna Bedford

In Harmony Manager
Charlotte Taylor

Hull Programme Manager 
Victoria Hunt

Schools and Events Activity Manager
Tim Pottier

Youth Activity Manager
Marc Dunleavy 

Education Activity Co-ordinators  
Lauren Houghton
Hayley McColl
Lucy Thomson-Smith 

Programme Assistant  
Samantha Wright

Pettman DARE Scholar
Gemma Lee

Education Administrator
Janet Crowther

External Communications

Commercial Affairs Consultant
Chris Denton

Campaigns Manager
Quirin Gerstenecker

Campaigns Officers
Sian Johnson
Helena Brassington

Campaigns Co-ordinator
Judith Padmore

Press & PR Manager
Julia Gregg

Press Officer 
Sian Dudley

Campaigns & Digital Officer
Molly Fetherston

Digital Manager
Jordan Ahmadzadeh

Digital Assistant
Jessica Fitton

Sales and Audience Development Manager
Hazel Arthur

Multimedia Designer
Neil Armstrong

Stuart Leeks


Development Director
Kate Hainsworth

Head of Development
Julie Dean

Trusts Manager
Evelyn Hazzard

Development Manager: Corporate Giving 
Matthew Roberts 

Events Co-ordinator
Daniel Wilcock

Memberships Co-ordinator
Sally Hind

Fundraising Consultant
Rory Wardroper

DARE Consultant
Lesley Patrick

DARE Fundraising Fellow
Annelise Anderson 

Development Administrator 
Katherine Lowe


Technical & Operations Director
Ric Green

Assistant Technical Director
Louise Holley

Technical Manager
Peter Restall

Technical Department Co-ordinator
Michelle Green

Technical and Production Runner
Jenny Owen

Senior Production Manager
Ray Hain

Trainee Production Manager
Aaron Marsden

Production Office Co-ordinator
Laura Turnbull

Stage Managers
Kate Freston-Davy
Lyndsey Owen

Deputy Stage Manager
Abby Jones
Vicki Mackenzie
Richard Herrick

Assistant Stage Manager
Anna Bilson
Jessica Stanton
Rebecca Wing

Chief Stage Technician
Charles Macfarlane

Deputy Chief Stage Technicians
Steve Hodgkinson
Tom Alexander

Stage Wingmen
Ruth Hardisty
Chris Firth

Head Flyman
Barry Fettes

Deputy Flyman
Jono Wilks

Stage Daymen
Michele Altana
Pete Young

Stage Technicians
Michael Dobinson
Tim Dunk
Richard Hirst
Craig Jenkins
Peter Robertson

Howard Assembly Room Senior Technician
Peter Mycroft

Howard Assembly Room Apprentice Technician
Douglas Barrett

Sound Manager
Steve Hawkins

Head of Lighting
Colin Smith

Chief Electrician
Mike Lock

Deputy Chief Electrician
Richard Moore

Senior Electrician
Simon Watson

Production Electricians
Thomas Roberts
Keir Webster
Tim Childs

Head of Properties
Karl Graham

Props Assistants
Martin Breidenbach
Mark Longthorne
Nettie Phillips


Head of Costume
Stephen Rodwell

Costume Supervisor
Mary Gillibrand
Laura O'Connor

Workroom Manager/ Men’s Cutter
Lyndsey Sandham

Ladies Cutter
Elizabeth Hartley

Running Wardrobe Supervisor
Jayne Matthews

Wardrobe Assistants
Alison Griffin
Lorna Johnstone
​Denise Joslin

Sewing Assistants
Nadine Davies
Gabrielle Hopwood

Wigs & Make-up Supervisor
Kim Freeland

Wigs Assistants
Jo Charlton-Wright
Nicola Faulkner-Heath
Carrie Edwards
Jasmine Schiffeldrin

Sarah Colebourne-Viggers

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