Montage Theatre Arts Board
As a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity Montage Theatre Arts is guided by its Board of Directors.
The Board are all volunteers and meet every three months. They provide support to the Montage staff, keeping a close eye on how the charity is meeting its objectives.
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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.
Laura de Poitiers
Laura de Poitiers – Treasurer
Laura is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years experience, specialising in setting up finance departments in small or newly formed companies. Laura was the first in house accountant of Belu Water Limited, seeing it grow from £2m to nearly £6m turnover and is now Global Financial Controller of Escape Hunt Plc, an AIM listed company owning and operating escape rooms in the UK, France and Dubai and sub franchising in 13 countries around the world.
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 artists achieve their goals.
Nixon regularly enjoys performing as a bass player and 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.
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 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 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.
Hat’s background is in Drama – with a BA(Hons) in Drama at Bristol followed by several years working in the art department and in acting roles for tv and film. Hat then set up her own photographic representation agency in 2008, Lucid Representation and since then works with international and UK clients in advertising and corporate marketing.