HRH The Duke of Kent KG

George Lascelles,
7th Earl of Harewood

Dr Keith Howard OBE

General Director
Laura Canning

Executive Director
Henry Filloux-Bennett

Music Director
Garry Walker

Principal Guest Conductor
Antony Hermus

Board of Trustees

Paul Lee OBE (Chairman)
Minhaz Abedin
Ed Anderson CBE
Rachel Elwell
Howard Gatiss
Sarah Hall
Henrietta Jowitt
Rosie Millard OBE (Vice Chair)
Cllr Jonathan Pryor
Caroline Roberts-Cherry
Dominic Wallis
Victoria Wharton

Vice Presidents

Mark Armour
Dame Josephine Barstow
Michael Beverley DL
Liz Bramall
Terry Bramall CBE
Lady Eccles of Moulton
Richard Farnes
Sir Alistair Graham
Francesca Horsfield DL
David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood
Clive Leach OBE
Clive Lloyd
Virginia Lloyd
Lindsay Mackinlay DL
Rory Wardroper

Development Committee

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


HR Assistant
Yuliia Didukh

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead
Molly Cudia

Executive Personal Assistant
Isabelle Allen


Director of Operations 
Richard Ashton

Facilities Manager
Cheryl Speight

Facilities Co-ordinator
Michala Parker

Facilities & Receptionist Assistants
Elham Sadeghiyan
Delilah Sykes

Howard Assembly Room Technical Manager
Sam Day

Howard Assembly Room Technicians
Tom Phippen
Kev Cooke

Howard Assembly Room Junior Technician
George Ploog
Abi Rudd

House and Events Manager
Andrew Bradley

Assistant House Manager
Nicola Knights

Casual Duty Manager
Sarah Cutts

Kino General Manager
Jamie Parkins

Kino Assistant General Manager
Patrick Wells

Kino Head Chef
Josh Whitehead

Sous Chef
Charlie Johnson

Junior Sous Chef
James Kettleborough


Finance Director
Kirsty Bullen

Head of Finance
Thom Matthews

Management Accountant
David Naylor

Finance Officers
Chloe Cooper
Lauren Peel

Finance Officer (Purchasing)
Alice Rix-Moore

Payroll Manager
Victoria Atkinson


Director of Planning
Christine Jane Chibnall*

Planning Administrator
Sian Gilroy

Casting and Scheduling Administrator
Megan Nelson

Company Manager
Chuck Deer

Assistants to the Company Manager
Rachel Bradley
Samantha Liquorish

Planning Assistant
Aisha Wheatley


Music Director
Garry Walker

Principal Guest Conductor
Antony Hermus

Head of Music
David Cowan

Assistant Head of Music
Annette Saunders

Staff Conductor and Répétiteur
Oliver Rundell

Philip Voldman

Titles Supervisor
Lydia French

Titles Operators
Felicity Dunk
Alice Gilmour
Charlie Gower-Smith
Marie Lemaire
Rachel J Mosley

Orchestra & Chorus Management

Director of Orchestra and Chorus
Phil Boughton

Acting Chorus Master
Anthony Kraus

Chorus Manager
Howard Croft

Orchestra Manager
Rachel Mosley

Assistant Orchestra Manager
Emma Barnett

Music Secretary
Helen Stephens*

Orchestral Operations Manager
Christopher Ladds

Music Operations Assistant
Louis Colan

Victoria Bellis

Library Assistant
Jenny Fairley

Learning & Engagement

Director of Learning & Engagement
Jacqui Cameron

Creative Placemaking Manager
Jo Bedford

Digital Learning & Engagement Manager
Marie Lemaire

In Harmony Manager
Laura Maniura

Adult Activity Manager
Claire Armour

Family Programme Manager
Emily Moss

Youth Company Manager
Lucy Chivers

Young Musicians Pathway Manager
Ava Podgorski

Creative Careers Pathway Manager
Felicity Dunk

Youth Pastoral Coordinator
Annette Windle

Learning & Engagement Operations Coordinator
Janet Crowther

Instrumental Learning Assistant
Shelley Robinson

Youth Chorus Master
Nicholas Shaw

Vocal Animateur
Marie Claire Breen

Drama Coach
Gemma Woffinden

SEND Practitioner
Anna Harrison

In Harmony Accompanist
Alex Dakin

Learning & Engagement Accompanist
Jenny Hobbins

In Harmony Programme Lead
Stephen Laidlaw

In Harmony Choral Lead
Elena Camblor Gonzalez

In Harmony Strand Leads
Elisabeth Brierley
Anna Harrison
Nicholas Jolly

Interim Young Musicians Studio Programme Lead
Martin Berger

Instrumental Learning Team
Michael Arnold
Kamilla Bissengaliyeva
Blerina Aliu Brahimllari
Ingrid Clement
Oscar Artacho Esplugues
Eleanor Halford
Abigail Hayward
Chloe Hayward
Anthony Jones
Alice Keegan
Daniel Lappin
Joe Martin
Liam Orr
Stephen Rhodes
Helena Ruinard
Daniel Springate
Matthew Thompson
Carolyn Yates


Projects Director
Dominic Gray*

Projects Manager
Kathryn Gasic

Projects Co-ordinator
Rachael McGregor

Projects Assistant
Molly Featherston

Projects Assistant (Academic Partnerships)
Darcy Thorpe

Community Partnerships Manager
Zoe Scott FitzGibbon

Howard Assembly Room Programmer
Nishla Smith

Head of Higher Education Partnerships
Becky Smith

Artist in Residence
Jasdeep Singh Degun


Director of Development
Liz Draper

Trusts and Foundations Manager
Karen Li

Individual Giving Manager
Robyn Masson

Trusts and Foundations Co-ordinator
Elisa Morris

Development Events Co-ordinator
Eleanor Klouda

Development Campaigns Co-ordinator
Matthew Pearson

Relationships Co-ordinator
Adam Bruce

Development Assistant
Millie Long


Director of Audiences
Emily Simpson

Head of Marketing and Sales
Lizzie Brewster

Marketing Officers
Lydia Hutton
Kate Robertson

Marketing Intern
Martha Wright-Beattie

Graphic Designer
Izzy Harper
Anna Wherrett

Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator
Judith Padmore

Stuart Leeks

Box Office Manager
Hannah McKenna

Box Office Supervisor
Felicity Cook

Box Office Assistant
Alex Diack
Christy Lothian

Head of Communications & Digital
Julia O’Sullivan

Communications Manager
Elizabeth Simmonds

Senior Video Producer
Alex Ramseyer-Bache

Video Producer
Zak Hamza

Digital Content Producer
Jessica Fitton

Web and Digital Officer/Access Manager
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 Manager
George Johnson-Leigh

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
Eve Machin
Lucy Neale
Rebecca Wing

Head of Stage
Barry Fettes

Deputy Head of Stage
Tom Alexander
Ruth Howdill

Stage Wingmen
Richard Hirst

Head Flyman
Jacob Newton
Jono Wilks

Stage Daymen
Louis Joseph
David Pinnegar
Richard Tait

Stage Technicians
Brendan Beale
Richard Bertie
Dain Fitzsimmons
Brandon Hill
Cai Horseman
Paul Ingle
Ruth Lodge
Alex Perry
Mark Peterson
Rosie Roberts

Sound Manager
Steve Hawkins

Head of Electrics
Mike Lock

Deputy Chief Electrician
Richard Moore

Senior Electrician
Simon Watson
Jamie Barker

Production Electricians
Liam Allen
Megan Holden
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
Niamh Kearney

Workroom Manager
Lyndsey Sandham

Ladies Cutter
Julia Wilson

Sewing Assistants
Catherine Lowe
Amy Pickard
Ella Magiera
Rebecca Sotnyk

Textile Assistant
Gemma Newsome

Touring Wardrobe Supervisor
Jayne Matthews*

Deputy Touring Wardrobe Supervisor
Denise Joslin*

Running Wardrobe Assistant
Tanita Notay
Lily Thourgood

Wigs and Make-up Supervisor
Jo Charlton Wright

Wigs Assistants
Nicola Faulkner Heath*
Bethany Clark

Natalie Needham

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

The Orchestra of Opera North

Chorus of Opera North


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