Staff
Board of Trustees
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Claire Alder

Events Manager

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Susannah Bramwell

Interim Cultural Programme Manager

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Ellie Browning

Head of Cultural Programme

To contact the programming team, please email programming@shoreditchtownhall.com

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Beth Byrne

Chief Executive Officer

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Stephanie Colclough

Reception & Sales Assistant

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Sam Evans

Head of Production

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Eda Nacar

Head of Marketing & Communications

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Grant O'Brien

Head of Venue & Events

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Richard Pownall

Venue & Facilities Assistant

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Maggie Slabon

Technical Manager

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Jennifer Tolhurst

Marketing & Events Officer

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Amy Johnson, Judy Mackenzie, Nicole Maynard, Matt Whayman, Charlotte Perrin & Joanne Williams

Duty Managers

Michael Berg

Vice Chair

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Heather Clark Charrington

Trustee

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Tania Harrison

Trustee

Tania began her career in the arts working for music festival promoters MFMG and Festival Republic and has worked across music and the arts for 25 years. Tania has created and devised events and stages across multiple arts, music and science for Latitude Festival, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Pimms Summerfest, Phoenix, Homelands, Trafalgar Square, US Fleadh, Electric Picnic Dublin and Big Chill. Tania Chaired the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2011 & 2013, won the AAA Editor’s Award in 2016, the Dan Crawford Innovation Award in 2014, BAFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Arts Festivals in 2011 and Latitude won The Stage Award for Special Achievement in Regional Theatre in 2008 and UK Festival Awards Best Line Up in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018.  Tania is delighted to be a Trustee of Shoreditch Town Hall and to champion the important and exciting work being shown and grown here.

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Alexandra Jeffreys

Trustee

Alexandra is a senior commercial lawyer in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright. She advises a wide range of clients including governments, lenders, developers and start-ups on structuring and financing major energy and infrastructure projects. She works on projects across the world and has a particular interest in emerging markets.

The arts have been a part of Alexandra’s life since she was little. She grew up playing the bassoon and piano and, from an early age, has enjoyed going to a variety of live performance art and exhibitions.

Alexandra is thrilled to be a trustee of Shoreditch Town Hall - she loves the diverse and novel creations it has to offer, the enormous support it provides for developing artists, its buzzing and vibrant character and, of course, its beautiful architecture.

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Jesse Jones

Trustee

Jesse Jones is a theatre director from Bristol. He is a founding member of award-winning company The Wardrobe Ensemble who are associates of Complicite and Shoreditch Town Hall, and they have toured nationally and internationally.

Jesse was Resident Director at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, having won the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme award. He is also an alumni of the Old Vic 12, National Theatre directors program and Bristol Old Vic’s Made in Bristol scheme.

In 2011 Jesse founded the Wardrobe Theatre where he was Artistic Director until 2015, which he helped establish as the leading fringe theatre in the city.

As a freelancer Jesse has worked at some of the country's leading theaters including The National Theatre, The Old Vic, The Young Vic, Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate and Liverpool Everyman.

He is passionate about the work that Shoreditch Town Hall does developing artists and ideas from their infancy, working with them every step of the way to produce excellence. The venue is a safe space for artists to explore, take risks and experiment and he is proud to have a continued relationship with the organisation.

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Jonathan McShane

Trustee

Jonathan was a Hackney Councillor for 13 years representing the area that covers Shoreditch Town Hall and holding the portfolio covering health, social care and culture. Since standing down from local government he has been working in health and social care at both a national and local level.

Alongside his role at Shoreditch Town Hall, he is a trustee of Action on Smoking and Health and is the Chair of the Terrence Higgins Trust, Europe's largest HIV charity.

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Landen Prescott-Brann

Trustee

Landen is currently the CFO of ETM Group. ETM is one of London’s most renowned award-winning bar and restaurant groups, owning 14 venues across central London including The Botanist on Sloane Square and The Jugged Hare in the City. The business has over 500 employees and has a turnover of over £40M.

Previously Landen has been CFO of Itsu - the Julian Metcalfe founded healthy food retail company - where he spent 6 years helping to grow the business significantly from 30 to 70 sites and delivering circa £100m turnover in 2017.

He also spent 10 years with PepsiCo, holding both the Pepsi UK / Ireland CFO and Tropicana / Quaker CFO roles and winning the coveted Chairmen’s award. He has also been CFO of the Paul Allen owned private members club, The Hospital Club
ACCA qualified, Landen is an accomplished functional and general manager with broad leadership skills across Strategy, Finance, IT, Property, Legal and Supply Chain.

Landen has a BSc in Animal Physiology from Queen Mary College and is originally from Bedfordshire. Currently he lives in St Margarets, has 3 children, is passionate about most sports and all things food and drink related.

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Cllr Steve Race

Trustee

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Stephen Robertson

Trustee

Stephen has been CEO at the Big Issue Foundation since July 2007. His previous role was Director of Commercial Operations at Shelter, where he had responsibility for a chain of 100 charity Stores, a mail-order business and a Training business primarily focusing on Housing professionals. Stephen was a member of the Senior Management Team with cross organisational responsibility for the strategic management of the Charity. Stephen was at Shelter for 13 years.

Stephen helped found and ultimately chaired the professional body that represents most of Charity Retailers in the UK, ‘The Association of Charity Shops’. Stephen is a Trustee of the homeless health care charity, London Pathway and a Trustee of TRAID, a charity committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling and campaigning at home.  Stephen is proud to be the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Shoreditch Town Hall, massively enjoys the diversity of the programming, the wonderful work in the local community and the very fabric of the building itself!

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Cllr Penny Wrout

Chair

Penny enjoyed a successful and varied career at the BBC for over two decades, working as a reporter and producer in TV and radio before becoming the first BBC London Communities Editor, shaping coverage of one of the world’s most diverse cities.

A mid-career MA in cultural leadership led her to set up a not-for-profit collaboration in Hackney, LandSky, specialising in community arts and media. Penny has also worked extensively with heritage film-makers Elbow Productions, whose clients include the British Museum, the National Trust and the V&A. She currently works as a freelance media producer, teaches journalism at Essex University and in a councillor representing Victoria ward on Hackney Council. She is also a trustee at the brain injury charity Headway East London.

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