The team

Susie Gorgeous (Co-Executive Director)

Bridget Rennie (Co-Executive Director) - maternity leave

Matt Peacock MBE (Artistic Director)

Mark Oldfield (Artistic Director of Workshops)

Sarah Hardie (Director of Development)

Suzie Kirk Dumitru (General Manager)

Jenna Omeltschenko (Programme Producer)

Emily Hurrell (Development Manager)

Laura Dodge (Marketing and Communications Manager)

Lucinda Meredith (Progression Manager)

Ellie Raymont (Producer - International)

Catherine Connell (London Co-ordinator)

Fiona Fitzpatrick (Newcastle/Gateshead Co-ordinator)

Sally Thelwell (Manchester Co-ordinator)

Jen Dewar (Nottingham Co-ordinator)

Ree Collins (Middlesbrough Co-ordinator)

Katie Bruce (Monitoring and Evaluation Officer)

Charlie Bindels (Assistant Programme Producer)


Click here for contact details for staff members.

Composers in Residence:

Anna Appleby
Litha Efthymiou
Bushra El-Turk
Ella Jarman-Pinto
Alex Patterson


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)
Tim Geddes (Chartered Accountant, Hayes Macintyre)
Jonathan Gaisman QC (QC and Crown Court Recorder)
Ursula Jones OBE (Archaeologist and former Managing Director of the English Chamber Orchestra)
Julie Nicholls - Treasurer (Freelance Accountant)
Jessica Plant (Manager, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance)
Liz Sich (Former Managing Director, Four Colman Getty PR)
Sally Taylor (Chief Executive, Koestler Trust)
David Tapper (Mentoring and Learning Facilitator, Recovery in Nottingham, and former Streetwise Opera performer)

Strategic Mentor: Jenny Edwards CBE


Sir Thomas Allen OBE
Sister Ellen Flynn
Katherine Kent
Lady Solti
Elizabeth Watts