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Chief Executive Jim Beirne
PA to CEO and Finance Assistant Clare Overton

Customer Services
Customer Service Team Leader Nichola Ivey
Duty Manager Grace Blamire
Duty Manager Michael Davies
Duty Manager Ben Young

Creative Programme
Artistic Director Joe Douglas
Emeritus Artistic Director Max Roberts
Creative Producer Graeme Thompson
Creative Programme Administrator John Dawson

Children and Young People
Children and Young People's Programme Leader Helen Green
Senior Creative Associate Children and Young People Paul James
Creative Associate Children and Young People Toni McElhatton 
Creative Lead Live Tales Ross Wylie
Creative Associate CYP Becky Morris
Live Tales Volunteer Coordinator Izzie Hutchinson

Technical & Production
Production Manager Drummond Orr
Technical & Digital Manager Dave Flynn
Technician Craig Spence

Operations & Finance
Operations Director Jacqui Kell
Finance Manager Antony Robertson
Finance Officer Catherine Moody

Director Development & Enterprise Lucy Bird

Marketing & Communications
Marketing & Communications Interim Manager Michele McCallion
Marketing & Communications Officer (Digital) Lisa Campbell
Marketing & Communications Officer (CRM & Data) 


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