How we run the Company

These are the committees and groups involved in managing the work of the Tower Theatre Company
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tavistock Repertory Guarantors Limited is the legal entity which runs the Tower Theatre Company. It is a Limited Company and a Registered Charity.  The Board is responsible for long-term strategy, legal compliance, the management of the theatre’s premises and staff, and the overall finances of the organisation.

The Company Board comprises :

Rob Ellis (Chair)
Nick Insley (Financial Director)
Landé Belo
Sheila Burbidge
Jude Chalk
Sarah Ley
Stephen Ley
Joanna Nevin
Richard Pedersen
Company Secretary : Vacancy

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Management Committee is responsible for the day to day operations of the company and contains a mixture of elected, ex-officio and co-opted members.

Elected Members :
Jacqui Dickson (Chair)
Rachel Bothamley
Stephen Brasher
Matthew Ibbotson
Patrice North
Nichola Vasey
Amanda Waggott

Ex Officio : Nick Insley (Financial Director)

The Committee meets approximately once a month.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Artistic Director : Amanda Waggott
Assistant Artistic Directors : Emma Cornford, Jonathan Reed

Outgoing Artistic Directors  : Simona Hughes, Landé Belo, Ruth Sullivan

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (EDI) WORKING GROUP

Rachel Bothamley
Joe Lewis
Simona Hughes
Colin Guthrie
Jess Volar-Bell

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP

Jack Pattison
Jacqui Dickson
Ian Hoare
Anna Blackburn
Ruth Sullivan

MARKETING TEAM

Esme Constanti (Marketing Manager)
Roanne Insley (Printed Publicity)
Laurence Tuerk (Web Site)
Ruth Sullivan
David Sprecher (Photography Manager)
Max Batty (Graphic Design)
Joyce Terry (Press/Media liaison)

The Marketing and Publicity Team promotes all the Tower’s activities. It co-ordinates and manages the Tower’s presence on the web site and all the main Social Media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google My Business and YouTube). It also produces and distributes the Company’s publicity material and handles its Press Relations.

BUILDING TEAM

David Taylor
Nick Insley
Stephen Ley
Sarah Ley

The Building Team meets regularly to look after the Tower’s premises in Stoke Newington and in Leytonstone. It organises cleaning, repairs and maintenance and is the point of contact for Hackney Council and other statutory bodies. It oversees any building work, drawing up specifications and managing contractors.

TECHNICAL TEAM

Jude Chalk (Design)
Phillip Ley (Sound)
Jean Carr (Props)
Laura Corkell (Stage Management)
Nick Insley (Facilities)
Stephen Ley (Lighting)
Laurence Tuerk (Equipment)
Rob Hebblethwaite
Max Batty (Set and Workshop Management)
Sarah Ley (Stage Management)

The objective of the team is to oversee and allocate resources for all aspects of the Company’s Technical and Backstage Management. It provides technical support to the Artistic Team; co-ordinates the crewing (the recruitment of production teams) for productions; ensures that the Tower conforms to safety standards; provides additional support for technical and backstage crews; and encourages new members to become involved in backstage work, developing their skills and experience. The Team meets about once every 6 weeks to co-ordinate our plans, discuss forthcoming productions and cry on each other’s shoulders.

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