The team

Susie Gorgeous (Co-Executive Director)

Bridget Rennie (Co-Executive Director)

Matt Peacock MBE (Artistic Director)

Mark Oldfield (Artistic Director of Workshops)

Sarah Hardie (Director of Development)

Suzie Kirk Dumitru (General Manager - job share)

Tom Mansfield (General Manager - job share)

Marigold Hughes (Programme Producer)

Tanja Pagnuco (Co-Producer)

Emily Hurrell (Development Manager)

Rey Trombetta (Marketing and Communications Manager)

Lucinda Meredith (Progression Manager)

Ellie Raymont (Producer - International)

Lora Krasteva (Development Manager - International)

Betsy Picart (London Co-ordinator)

Sue Hurrell (Newcastle/Gateshead Co-ordinator)

Sally Thelwell (Manchester Co-ordinator)

Jen Dewar (Nottingham Co-ordinator)

Ree Collins (Teesside Co-ordinator)

Katie Bruce (Monitoring and Evaluation Officer)

Sarah Triggs (Arts Administrator)

Click here for contact details for staff members.


Cathy Graham - Chair (Director of Music, British Council)
Amanda Croome MBE (Director, The Booth Centre, Manchester)
Paul Emery (Tutor, Crisis, and former Streetwise Opera performer)
Rachel Engel (Vice President, Macquarie Group Foundation)
Jonathan Gaisman QC (QC and Crown Court Recorder)
Tim Geddes - Acting Treasurer (Chartered Accountant, Hayes Macintyre)
Ursula Jones OBE (Archaeologist and former Managing Director of the English Chamber Orchestra)
Jessica Plant (Manager, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance)
Liz Sich (Former Managing Director, Four Colman Getty PR)
David Tapper (Mentoring and Learning Facilitator, Recovery in Nottingham, and former Streetwise Opera performer)
Sally Taylor (Chief Executive, Koestler Trust)

Consultant: Ellie Head


The Duchess of Kent
Sir Thomas Allen OBE
Lady Solti
Sister Ellen Flynn
Elizabeth Watts