Who’s Who

Daniel Buckroyd

Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Yusuf Niazi

Associate Director

Dan Baker

Programme Manager

Projects & Participation Team


Charlotte Hanson

Head of Projects & Participation

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

Sophie McCormack

Heritage Manager

Elly Fitzpatrick

Marketing Officer

Sadie Lyon

Marketing Assistant (Kickstart Scheme)

Sales & Ticketing Team


Guy Newman

Sales & Ticketing Manager

Hazel Johnson

Sales Officer

Jake Celecia


Finance & Operations Team


Emma Stephenson

Finance & Operations Director

Meddie Joyce

Finance & HR Officer

Production & Technical Team


Elaine Faulkner

Production Manager

Tom Welch

Technical Manager (Stage)

Marcus Bartlett

Technical Manager (Lighting & Sound)

Sam Jones

Senior Technician

Zoe Fitzgibbon

Trainee Technician

Jay Seldon

Trainee Technician

Mark Gambrill

Theatre Manager

Ashley Dashwood

Front of House Assistant

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