English Touring Theatre, 25 Short Street, London, SE1 8LJ. +44(0)20 7450 1990
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ETT gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council England
Greg Parston is a social entrepreneur and an organization consultant, respected internationally in the fields of public service strategy, governance and change management. He was the co-founder and chief executive of the Office for Public Management and later global director of Accenture’s Institute for Public Service Value. He has been on the faculties of New York University, Harvard University and the King’s Fund College in London. Currently, he is also chairman of the Public Management Foundation. He produced and directed his one and only play while in secondary school, but remains an avid theatre goer despite that experience!
Victor is the CEO of Turning Point, a social enterprise that provides health and social care services. Victor has a long track record as a manager, an advisor to government and a campaigner in areas of housing, health and social care, youth policy, criminal justice and public service reform. He is currently a member of the NHS Commissioning Board and a member of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). Victor is a visiting professor of social policy at Lincoln University and sits as the university chancellor and chair of the university court. He is a graduate of the Tavistock Institute and has an MA in Advanced Organisational Consulting from City University.
He was awarded a CBE in 1997 for services to homelessness and youth unemployment and was appointed to the House of Lords as a cross bench peer in 2001.
Julien trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has spent over 20 years in subsidised and commercial theatre. The current Director at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro, he has previously been the Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Brighton and Churchill Theatre Bromley. He was part of the management team at ATG for 9 years, the Managing Director of Victor Mara. Julien has a passion for working with independent theatre companies and is also on the board for Spymonkey and Dance Touring Partnership. Previously on the Arts Council England regional council for the South East Julien has recently joined the regional council for the South West, where he continues to build strong working relations with international and UK theatre companies.
Stephen Browning is a consultant specialising in the arts, heritage and tourism. He was Director of Marketing, Press and Public Relations for the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1989-99, with responsibilities covering Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Newcastle, and all UK and overseas touring. Prior to the RSC, Stephen had senior management positions at the Oxford Playhouse, the Greenwich Theatre, Opera 80 (now English Touring Opera) and the Cultural Affairs Headquarters in Hong Kong, where he helped to set up the annual International Film Festival.
Paul has reached the age where he has had four careers. He started as an academic social scientist teaching at Warwick and North London Poly. then after 12 years of working as a senior manager in London local government (being abolished twice at ILEA and the GLC) he then worked as political special adviser to two New Labour Secretary of State for Health and Tony Blair. He is now a management consultant and executive coach. His one semi professional brush with drama was to publish a strange book called Shakespeare on Management in 1999. He is nearly over it now. But still loves being in the audience at theatres.
Sally Cowling is a freelance arts consultant, specialising in international and sustainable projects. Until 2010 she was the Director of Drama and Dance at the British Council, managing the global theatre and dance programme and establishing the Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase as well as its arts and environment programme. Sally has worked as a dramaturg, a theatre critic, a funder (with the Arts Council in London and the West Midlands) and as a theatre and dance producer for organisations in Norway, Greece and the United States as well as in Britain. She sits on a number of advisory and award panels and is a member of the Board of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Sally was awarded an MBE in 2005.
pATRICIA CUMPER MBE
Patricia Cumper is a playwright with twenty five years experience in the Caribbean and the UK. She also reviews the arts for BBC Radio 4. Former Artistic Director and CEO of Talawa Theatre Company, she is currently working freelance as a writer, producer and arts administrator.
Patricia was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours List for her services to Black British Theatre.
Teresa Graham is passionate about two things: Providing strategic advice to ambitious, growing businesses, and freeing those businesses from the fetters of red tape. She is an expert in regulatory affairs, serving as the immediate past Deputy Chair of the Government’s Better Regulation Commission (BRC). She is Chairman of the Administrative Burdens Advisory Board of HMRC and is the immediate past Chair of the Regulatory Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Her most recent publications include a major piece of work on litigation and compensation for the Lord Chancellor, an independent review for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Small Firm’s Loan Guarantee Scheme, and a ground breaking study for the Prime Minister, titled “Less is More”. Teresa will take over as Chairman of Woman of the Year from 1 January 2011. Teresa is also the volunteer business manager for social enterprises The Lexi Cinema and pop up cinema The Nomad.
Michael Hatchwell is a solicitor and partner at Davenport Lyons, a medium-sized international law firm based in Mayfair. Michael is a corporate lawyer with a busy client practice and sits on the Governing Board of the firm. Michael specializes in transactional work often with an international focus and managing the affairs of various high net worth clients. Michael is also President of Globalaw a leading global network of over 107 law firms in 85 different countries and has been involved with that organisation for 17 years as Davenport Lyons is a founder member. He is also a trustee of SkillForce a wonderful charity aimed at getting challenging children back into mainstream schooling. Michael does not profess to know very much about theatre (yet) but is now on a fast learning curve (upwards!) He did however play Michael in The Caucasian Chalk Circle at school and was on stage throughout the play although he was not required to speak a single word.
Simon Fanshawe is a writer, broadcaster and a non-exec director in the public and private sector. He also makes TV and Radio programmes. From 1982 – 1992 he was a stand up comedian, winning the Perrier Award for comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1989.
He is currently Chair of the University of Sussex and of the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership. He is on the Boards of Brighton Festival and the housing and care social enterprise, Housing21. For 25 years he was on the Board of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
He writes in the national newspapers and magazines on arts, politics and innovation and leadership in public services.
He was formerly the Chairman of the development charity War on Want and a co-founder of Stonewall, the highly successful lesbian and gay equality lobby.
He has published one book ‘The Done Thing – negotiating the minefield of modern manners’ and is, inevitably, working on a novel.
He appears regularly on BBC Breakfast as a commentator and newspaper reviewer.
He is one half of the consultancy business astar-fanshawe who specialise in using a wholly new approach to equality and diversity to help organisations focus on their core business, the core needs of their customers and their staff. Their success is in their ability to help organisations leverage difference to improve performance, . They are currently working with a range of private sector companies, housing providers, Universities and third sector organizations. The work is partly based on a a report on equality and diversity he recently co-wrote called “You Can’t Put Me In A Box”, published by the IPPR.
Simon was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours List for his services to Higher Education.
ERICA WHYMAN OBE
Erica is a theatre director and Chief Executive of Northern Stage in Newcastle. She was previously artistic director of the Gate Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. At Northern Stage she has managed considerable cultural change, re-opened the theatre after significant capital redevelopment, introduced a new programme, including regular national touring and attracted acclaim for the company’s ambition and international partnerships. As a director Erica’s credits include The Birthday Party, Sheffield Crucible, A Shadow of A Boy, National Theatre, Les Justes, Witness Gate Theatre and for Northern Stage Son of Man, Our Friends In The North, A Doll’s House, Oh What A Lovely War and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (nominated, Best Director at the 2011 TMA Theatre UK Awards). Erica was one of the first fellows of the Clore Leadership Programme and speaks regularly on cultural leadership and collaboration.
Erica was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours List for her services to Theatre in the UK.
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