Our Chair and Board
As a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity Montage Theatre Arts is guided by its Board of Directors.
The Board meets every three months and provides support to the Montage staff, keeping a close eye on how the company is meeting its objectives.
Marian spent over 20 years in local government and her last post was as an Area Housing Manager, responsible for an area office and 5,000 properties, including some very large estates. She was responsible for 80 office staff and a dispersed workforce of 200 (Caretakers and Sheltered Housing Officers) and ensuring the effective management of all human and financial resources. In addition she worked closely with tenants associations and a wide variety of statutory and voluntary agencies, local politicians and MP’s.
For a number of years Marian also worked as a Management Consultant working with organisations at senior management level on a wide variety of projects, from restructuring, business planning to the development of practices and procedures and effective monitoring systems. Marian has a great interest in the arts but more particularly a belief that if properly managed, it can provide one of the few non-discriminatory accessible opportunities for growth for people of all ages and particularly those who are vulnerable because of age.
Since 2006, Jules has been Managing Director of Fresh Wharf Estates, a property company, where he is regenerating a 17-acre brownfield site in east London. For 20 years prior to this, he was a founder and CEO of Ovum, a 250-person IT and telecom consultancy. Jules is also Treasurer of the Telegraph Hill Festival and Treasurer of Tower Hamlets Community Recycling Consortium. In his spare time, he wishes he was a better jazz pianist.
Nixon likes to be involved in creativity and technology. He is particularly enthusiastic about supporting young people that have an interest in the creative industries in the areas of performance, business, and technical skills.
He has helped many artistes achieve some of their goals.
Nixon regularly enjoys performing as a bass player and backing vocalist on stage and in the studio, and is involved in music production, composition, engineering and Apple Mac technical support.
He has appeared / worked in the studio, on radio, TV or on stage with Ronnie Laws (Earth Wind & Fire), Mariah Carey, Jools Holland, Billy Paul (Me and Mrs Jones), Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) and many more.
He is currently the bass player for the band ‘HEIST’ and is Project Manager for The Midi Music Company.
Phil Chambers is Director of Development & Communications at the University of Greenwich and leads a 30-strong multidisciplinary team works closely with colleagues across the university to raise funds and deliver an integrated communications service.
He is a Chartered Marketer, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors.
Sonja Echeverria is a founding member of MTA’s fundraising committee, FMTA and was responsible for co-organising MTA’s first Christmas Fair in 2010 which was hugely successful. Sonja holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. She has 13 years experience as a Health, Safety, and Environmental Professional providing services as a direct report or a consultant to a wide variety of fortune 500 companies.
Matthew has worked in marketing for 20 years, in a range of senior positions.
He is Principal Lecturer in marketing at the University of Greenwich and director of Face Value Consulting and Professionals in Ltd. He is visiting professor at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
He has worked with companies such as Philip Morris, Anheuser Busch, Tarmac, Fiat, Barclays, Barclaycard, Swiss Reinsurance, the London Business School, the Royal Mail, Microsoft, The DTI and GUS.
His books include:
- Direct and Digital Marketing in Practice, A and C Black
- Successful Market Research, Hodder and Stoughton
- Strategic Marketing Management, Butterworth Heinemann
- Market Research for Managers, Butterworth Heinemann
- International Marketing in Action, Kogan Page
- Direct and Digital Marketing in Practice, Butterworth Heinemann
- Marketing Research and Information, (CIM/MRS course guide), Butterworth Heinemann
- Project Management in Marketing , (CIM/MRS course guide), Butterworth Heinemann
His current activities include writing and research into marketing research, digital marketing and interactive and relationship marketing.
He is a senior consultant, tutor, examiner and member of the IDM, syllabus advisor to CAM and a tutor and former examiner at the CIM. He is a full member of the Market Research Society and ESOMAR. He is an Institute of Direct Marketing Educator of the Year.
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