Our Board

The 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 Cleary







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.


Ian Brown

In a career spanning over 40 years, Ian Brown has made an outstanding contribution to public transport and the rail industry. His achievements include transformation of the Docklands Light Railway, establishment of London Overground, the major extension of the East London Line, the integration of Croydon Tramlink into TfL and the expansion of Oyster pay as you go to all National Rail stations in Greater London.

He retired from his role as Managing Director of TfL London Rail in 2011 and joined Crossrail.  He was honoured with a CBE in the 2011 New Year Honour list for services to the railway industry. He lives in Greenwich.


Jules Hewett

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 Rosembert

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 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. As well as being on the board of Montage Theatre Arts, Nixon is also a member of the Musicians’ Union Equalities Committee.

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 The Foundations. Nixon performed with Graeae Theatre Company at the UK Paralympics Opening Ceremony, and has toured the UK and Brazil in Graeae’s musical ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’.

He is currently the bass player for the band ‘Dr Schwamp’, and also performs with other bands.


Matt Housden

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.


    Kate Jones

Kate Jones is a freelance Producer, Consultant and Project Manager and has        worked across the private, public and broadcast sectors.

She began her career at Kallaway Ltd, one of the UK’s most successful arts     sponsorship consultancies and was involved in a wide range of corporate   sponsorship programmes including Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year, Barclays New    Futures and the Folkestone Menuhin Violin Competition.  In 2002, she was head hunted by the BBC to head up BBC Wales’ new Music Projects Team and produced large scale public facing events and competitions including BBC Radio 2 Voice of Music Theatre, Singer of the World and Proms in the Park.  In 2008, Kate left the BBC to embark on a freelance career and clients have included the BBC Performing Arts Fund, London Symphony Orchestra, Initial TV and currently she is Programme Director for Gigs, the Mayor of London’s annual busking competition.  Kate also co-owns and runs a TV and media studio facility in MediaCityUK in Salford and is a Director of Roar of the Crowd, an independent production company specialising in corporate training through singing.