Who’s Who – Meet the Team

Senior Management

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Emma Stephenson

Finance & Operations Director and Joint Chief Executive

Kelly Johnson

Development and Marketing Director and Joint Chief Executive

Martin Berry

Creative Director and Joint Chief Executive

Martin Berry

Creative Director and Joint Chief Executive

Dan Baker

Programme Manager

Cait Laws

Programming & Technical Coordinator

Creative Engagement Team

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Jacob Blackburn

Youth Development Producer

Sam Parker

Artist Development Producer

Grace Plant

Community Engagement Producer

Lizzie Hedden

NYC Facilitator

Communications & Development Team

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Kelly Johnson

Marketing & Development Director

Laura Van Wymersch

Head of Marketing & Press

Kyle Carter

Visual Content & Press Officer

Elly Fitzpatrick

Marketing Officer

Monica Yell

Marketing Assistant

Lillie Sherry

Marketing Assistant

Sales & Ticketing Team

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Katherine Morrant

Data and Ticketing Manager

Jake Celecia

Deputy Sales & Ticketing Manager

Amanda Baulch

Sales Officer

Jude Browne

Sales Officer

Charlie Brown

Sales Officer

Finance & Operations Team

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Emma Stephenson

Finance & Operations Director

Caroline Nissen

Head of People

Harry Richardson

Head of Finance

Meddie Joyce

Finance Officer

Production & Technical Team

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Tom Welch

Technical Manager (Stage)

Marcus Bartlett

Technical Manager (Lighting & Sound)

Sonny Evans

Technical Manager (Barnfield)

Sam Jones

Senior Technician

Dan Timmins

Senior Technician

Jay Seldon

Senior Technician

Jess Brind


Front of House Team

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Mark Gambrill

Theatre Manager

Hazel Johnson

Deputy Theatre Manager

Ashley Dashwood

Duty Manager

Jon Smith

Duty Manager

Liz Bond

Bar & Café Supervisor

Lisa Norish

Bar & Café Supervisor

Board of Trustees

James Anthony-Edwards

David Balcombe


Craig Bowden

Becky Chapman


Sarah Elghady

Lydia Fisher

Swati Gola

Chris Hoar

Meg Hatfield

Mandy Ivory-Castile

Linda Peka


Lucy (Lady) Studholme

Lucy, Lady Studholme served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Exeter Northcott Theatre from 2013 to June 2021. An alumna of the University of Exeter, she was a Trustee of the University Foundation, a Governor on the University’s Council, and involved with the original donation that became the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and has contributed to the life of the University for over 25 years. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2017.

Lucy studied English with American & Commonwealth Arts, following qualifying as a general and paediatric nurse at The Westminster Hospital. She was active in the University’s Guild of Students Theatre Society, and brought the first student drama production into the Northcott Theatre in 1984, starting a tradition which has been an annual event ever since.

She co-owns and runs a rural family business, including holiday, residential and light-industrial lettings, an overseas holiday let, and providing the High Court Judges’ Lodgings for Exeter Crown and County Court. She sits on the Liveable Exeter Place Board.

Photo of Lady Lucy Studholme

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