HRH The Duke of Kent KG

George Lascelles,
7th Earl of Harewood

Dr Keith Howard OBE

General Director
Richard Mantle OBE

Executive Director/Deputy CEO
David Collins

Music Director
Garry Walker

Principal Guest Conductor
Antony Hermus

Board of Trustees

Paul Lee (Chairman)
Minhaz Abedin
Ed Anderson
Rachel Elwell
Howard Gatiss
Sarah Hall
Renée Hunt
Henrietta Jowitt
Peter Maniura
Richard Mantle OBE
Rosie Millard OBE
Cllr Jonathan Pryor
Dominic Wallis
Irving Warnett

Vice Presidents

Dame Josephine Barstow
Michael Beverley DL
Liz Bramall
Terry Bramall CBE
Lady Eccles of Moulton
Sir Alistair Graham
Francesca Horsfield DL
David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood
Clive Leach OBE
David Lovell
Lindsay Mackinlay DL

Development Committee

Clive Lloyd (Chairman)
Rachel Elwell
Howard Gatiss
Sir Andrew LawsonTancred Bt
Arthur Lovitt


HR Manager
Catherine Bourke

HR Coordinator 
Daniella Thackray

Executive Assistant to the General Director
Molly Cudia


Director of Operations 
Richard Ashton

Facilities Manager
Hayley Smith

Head Receptionist
Louise Brady

Howard Assembly Room Technical Manager
Jamie Saye

Howard Assembly Room Technicians
Sam Day
Tom Phippen

Howard Assembly Room Technical Apprentice
George Ploog

Howard Assembly Room House Manager
Andrew Bradley

Kino Restaurant General Manager
Matt Dalingwater


Finance Director
Kirsty Bullen

Management Accountant
David Naylor

Finance Officers
Lauren Peel
Victoria Atkinson
Sue Rennie*

Payroll Manager
Bernice Wilson*

Finance Assistant (Trainee)
Chloe Cooper


Director of Planning
Christine Jane Chibnall*

Planning Administrator
Sian Gilroy

Casting and Scheduling Administrator
Megan Nelson

Company Manager
Jane Bonner*

Assistant Company Manager
Chuck Deer

Auditions and Music Department Co-ordinator
Felicity Dunk

Planning Assistant
Stephanie Schofield


Music Director
Garry Walker

Principal Guest Conductor
Antony Hermus

Head of Music
David Cowan

Assistant Head of Music
Annette Saunders

Martin Pickard

Music Staff
Valeria Racco

Titles Supervisor
Lydia French

Titles Operators
Charlie Gower-Smith
Heather Greenwood
Christopher Pelly

Orchestra & Chorus Management

Director of Orchestra and Chorus
Phil Boughton

Chorus Master
Oliver Rundell

Chorus Manager
Howard Croft

Assistant Chorus Manager
Rachel J Mosley

Orchestra Manager
Jessica Shears

Assistant Orchestra Manager
Andrea McDermott

Music Secretary
Helen Stephens*

Orchestral Operations Manager
Christopher Ladds

Orchestra Transport Manager
Ciarán Campbell

Victoria Bellis

Library Assistant
Jenny Fairley


Education Director
Jacqui Cameron

Education Manager
Jo Bedford

Education Digital Manager
Marie Lemaire

In Harmony Manager
Laura Maniura †

Schools Programme Manager
Claire Armour

Family Programme Manager
Emily Moss

Adult Programme Manager
Maisie Leddy

Youth Company Manager
Lucy Chivers

Youth Orchestral Manager
Emma Barnett

Youth Pastoral Coordinator
Annette Windle

Education Project Assistant
Janet Crowther

Youth Chorus Master
Nicholas Shaw

In Harmony Choral Lead
Elena Camblor Gonzalez

Choral Learning Team
Marie Claire Breen

Drama Coach
Gemma Woffinden

Youth Company Accompanist
Elizabeth Jones

In Harmony Accompanists
Alex Dakin
Pete Rosser

Head of Instrumental Learning
Adam Mackenzie

Artistic Advisors
Byron Parish
David Aspin
Andrew Mason
Blair Sinclair
Mark Wagstaff

Instrumental Learning Team
(Phase Leads)
Elizabeth Brierley
Ellen Brookes
Stephen Laidlaw

Fiona Allinson
Michael Arnold
Anthony Boorer
Melinda Hirsch-Robinson
Joe Martin
Nicholas Montgomery
Jennifer Moss
Lily Vernon Purves
Helena Ruinard
Linda Shaw
Man-Wai So
Daniel Springate


Projects Director
Dominic Gray*

Head of Projects
Jo Nockels

Projects Manager
Kathryn Gasic

Projects Assistant
Rachael McGregor

Access Manager
Alice Gilmour

Community Partnerships Manager
Zoe Scott FitzGibbon

Community Partnerships Assistant
Tiphaine Kelly-Mancaux

Head of Higher Education Partnerships
Becky Smith

Higher Education Co-ordinator
Fern Pullan

Petman DARE Fellow 
Kathy Hart


Director of Development
Liz Draper

Trusts and Foundations Manager
Karen Li

Corporate Partnerships Manager
Ed Cox

Individual Giving Manager
Robyn Masson

Development Systems Co-ordinator
Stephanie Hadjioannou

Trusts and Foundations Co-ordinator
Elisa Morris

Individual Giving Co-ordinator
Isabel Whiteley

Development Assistant
Millie Long

Events and Corporate Partnerships Co-ordinator
Cheïma Tuysuzian Bouajila


Director of Audiences
Emily Simpson

Head of Marketing
Lizzie Brewster

Marketing Officers
Katie Lear
Kate Robertson

Marketing Assistant
Pippa Lodge

Marketing Trainee (Kickstart scheme)
Lucy Haslingden

Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator
Judith Padmore

Stuart Leeks

Head of Sales and Customer Engagement
Hazel Arthur

Box Office Manager
Hannah McKenna

Box Office Supervisor
Felicity Cook

Box Office Assistant
Matthew Taylor
Anuszka Wrigley

Head of Communications & Digital
Julia O’Sullivan

Press Officers
Elizabeth Simmonds
Rowland Thomas

Senior Video Producer
Alex Ramseyer-Bache

Video Production Manager
James Islip

Video Producer
Zak Hamza

Digital Content Producer
Jessica Fitton

Web and Digital Officer
Daoud Al-Janabi


Technical and Production Director
Kieron Docherty

Technical Manager
Peter Restall*

Technical Department Co-ordinator
Sarah Jarvis

Senior Production Manager
Ray Hain*

Production Office Co-ordinator
Laura Hart

Production Office Assistant
Eilidh Gilmour

Head of Stage Management 
Kate Freston-Davy

Deputy Stage Managers
Abby Jones
Lisa Ganley

Assistant Stage Managers
Rebecca Wing
Eve Machin
Lucy Neale

Head of Stage
Barry Fettes

Deputy Head of Stage
Tom Alexander
Ruth Howdill

Stage Wingmen
Richard Hirst

Head Flyman
Jono Wilks

Deputy Flyman
Jacob Newton

Stage Daymen
Richard Tait
Louis Joseph

Stage Technicians
Paul Ingle
Alex Perry
Mark Peterson
Ruth Lodge

Sound Manager
Steve Hawkins

Head of Electrics
Mike Lock

Deputy Chief Electrician
Richard Moore

Senior Electrician
Simon Watson
Jamie Barker

Production Electricians
Keir Webster

Head of Properties
Karl Graham*

Props Assistants
Martin Breidenbach*
Mark Longthorn

Head of Costume and Wigs
Stephen Rodwell*

Senior Costume Supervisor
Mary Gillibrand*

Costume Supervisor
Georgina Moss

Workroom Manager
Lyndsey Sandham

Ladies Cutter
Julia Wilson

Sewing Assistants
Catherine Lowe
Rebecca Sotnyk
Eleanor Barton
Ellen Murgatroyd

Touring Wardrobe Supervisor
Jayne Matthews*

Deputy Touring Wardrobe Supervisor
Denise Joslin*

Wigs and Make-up Supervisor
Jo Charlton Wright

Wigs Assistants
Nicola Faulkner Heath*
Bethany Gibson

Natalie Needham

* Opera North Company member for 25 years or more
† Maternity Cover

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