Who’s Who

Daniel Buckroyd

Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Dan Baker

Programme Manager

Projects & Participation Team


Helen Bovey

Producer (Artist Development)

Lisa Hudson

Producer (Children & Young People)

Nicole Redfern

Producer (Community Engagement)

Lizzie Hedden

NYC Facilitator

Jacob Blackburn

Assistant Producer (Children and Young People)

Communications & Development Team


Kelly Johnson

Marketing & Development Director

Laura Van Wymersch

Marketing Manager

Elly Fitzpatrick

Marketing Officer (maternity leave)

Matt Ware

Marketing Officer (maternity cover)

Ralph Whitehead

Press & Marketing Officer

Sales & Ticketing Team


Guy Newman

Sales & Ticketing Manager

Jake Celecia

Deputy Sales & Ticketing Manager

Jude Browne

Sales Officer

Charlie Brown

Sales Officer

Finance & Operations Team


Emma Stephenson

Finance & Operations Director

Meddie Joyce

Finance & HR Officer

Caroline Nissen

Head of People

Harry Richardson

Head of Finance

Production & Technical Team


Elaine Faulkner

Production Manager

Tom Welch

Technical Manager (Stage)

Marcus Bartlett

Technical Manager (Lighting & Sound)

Sonny Evans

Technical Manager (Barnfield)

Sam Jones

Senior Technician

Ryan Gardner

Senior Technician

Dan Timmins

Senior Technician

Jay Seldon

Trainee Technician

Mark Gambrill

Theatre Manager

Hazel Johnson

Deputy Theatre Manager

Ashley Dashwood

Duty Manager

Burbs Burberry

Bar Supervisor

Board of Trustees

James Anthony-Edwards

David Balcombe

Craig Bowden

Becky Chapman


Sarah Elghady

Janet Farr

Jo Gill

Swati Gola

Catherine Goodridge

Helen Hartstein

Chris Hoar

Mandy Ivory-Castile

Joseph Leyland

Ben Qasim Monks

Mike Shore-Nye

Alice Smith


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