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Our People

The driving force behind our Theatre for All

Pitlochry Festival Theatre surrounded by autumnal trees.

Leadership Team

Executive Director Kris Bryce

Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman

Director of Finance & Operations Dougie Cameron

PA to Directors Jo Falcon-Cross



Finance Assistant Ivett Csuka

Payroll and HR Admin Assistant Laura Murphy


Fundraising and Development

Development Director Peter Thierfeldt

Trusts and Foundations Officer Denise McNiven

Development Officer Gary Merralls


Marketing and Communications

Head of Marketing and Communications Kath Clark

Marketing Officer Alicia Walker

Marketing Assistant Erin Mullins



Head of Operations Michael Ives

Box Office & Front of House

Box Office & Front of House Manager Jennifer Hoy

Events Supervisor Livia McLauchlan

Box Office Assistant Fiona Hamilton

Box Office Assistant Jake Reid

Box Office Assistant Alyona Vovk

Box Office Assistant Gudrun Spanka

Events Assistant/Usher Diane Thomas

Events Assistant/Usher Glenda Rudd

Events Assistant/Usher Kathleen Sanderson

Events Assistant/Usher Katrina Dewar

Events Assistant/Usher Morna Mitchell

Events Assistant/Usher Raymond Smith



Head Gardener Caroline Bavey


Hospitality & Retail

Trading Manager Ildiko Mate

Chef Nicola Easton

Chef Ryan Ramage

Events/Hospitality Assistant Brenda Cameron

Events/Hospitality Assistant Gillian Trueman

Events/Hospitality Assistant Ian Farquharson

Events/Hospitality Assistant Rosannan Torrance

Events/Hospitality Assistant Trudi Clayton

Events/Hospitality Assistant Alison Drummond

Events/Hospitality Assistant Sandra Steel

Events/Hospitality Assistant Catherine McKinley

Events/Hospitality Assistant Judy Jamieson

Events/Hospitality Assistant Janet Hobson

Events/Kitchen Assistant Steven McKinley

Events/Retail Assistant Louise Murray

Event Assistant Muriel Battison

Event Assistant June Ross

Event Assistant Euan Burns

Event Assistant Molly Macleod

Event Assistant Ann Miller

Event Assistant Michelle McAndie



Head of Production Nick Trueman

Deputy Production Manager Dino Melia

Stage Manager Katy Nicolson


Sound & Lighting

Lighting & Sound Manager Peter Fennell

Senior Technician (Lighting) Adam Bowers

Senior Technician (Sound) Hugh Barbour



Technical Manager Mike Whalley

Senior Technician (Stage) Ian Smyth



Wardrobe Manager Julie Carlin

Wardrobe Assistant/Cutter Natalie Mitchell

Wardrobe Assistant/Cutter Anna Preston



Workshop Manager Robert Gear

Senior Scenic Artist Suzi Potts

Scenic Engineer Grahame Scott

Carpenter Corey Richmond


Producing & Creative Engagement

Producer Deborah Dickinson

Associate Director Ben Occhipinti

Artistic Administrator Claire Webster

Trainee Director Samantha Hardie


Project Development

Head of Project Development Emma Stewart


Board of Trustees

Chair Crawford Gillies FRSE

Vice-Chair Heather Stuart

Graeme Bissett

Malcolm Brown

Gavin Douglas

Robert Garnish

Georgina Gordon

Catriona Heppel

Jane Martin

Jane Wilson


Honorary President

Colin Liddell MBE WS

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