The ITC Board is elected from the membership, by the membership at our AGM each year. Our Board members serve for up to two three year terms and then have to take at least a year out. If you are interested in joining the ITC board or want to know more about it please contact Charlotte Jones at ITC.

  • Natalie Adams

    Natalie Adams

    Natalie Adams is Senior Producer at Trigger making live, theatrical and visual work.

    Natalie has 6 years of producing experience, and has secured and has run several cross artform and sector projects. Recent clients include National Trust, Deloitte, Imperial War Museums, AEG and Natural History Museum.

    Natalie has produced and general managed for organisations including Coney, Paines Plough, nabokov and MPA-Berlin. She is an alumni artist of The Point Theatre.

    Trigger are currently in receipt of an Organisational Development grant from Arts Council England and are developing a portfolio of new, large scale landmark projects with national impact.

    Trigger are based in Bristol and are residents of the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed.


  • Michael Bryher

    Michael Bryher

    Michael is a director, theatre maker and artistic director of Dumbshow, a touring company that makes contemporary storytelling theatre. As an actor he has worked with companies including Kneehigh, The RSC, The Globe and dreamthinkspeak. He has been a finalist for the JMK award and works regularly as a teacher and facilitator for the National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse. He has compiled and edited two volumes of auditions monologues for young people which will be published by Nick Herne Books in 2017, and is an associate artist for the National Youth Theatre. He also sits on the board for Creative Youth Charity.


  • Clare Cody-Richardson

    Clare Cody-Richardson

    Clare became Head of Operations for Akram Khan Company in November 2017. Before joining the team full time, she enjoyed a successful and varied freelance career, working with renowned companies and artists, including Ballet Black, Candoco Dance Company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Morton Bates Arts Services / Claire Morton (clients included Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company, Lîla Dance, Laila Diallo, Made by Katie Green, ATMA Dance / Mayuri Boonham amongst others). She initially joined AKC as Project & Tour Manager in March 2016, with a particular focus on the company’s first family production, Chotto Desh. Clare hold a BA Hons in Dance & Culture with Professional Training from the University of Surrey and joined the ITC Board in March 2019

    Akram Khan

  • Bhavini Goyate

    Bhavini Goyate

    Bhavini is an arts administrator who has worked in the subsidised theatre sector since 2014. She has worked in organisations including Paines Plough, tiata fahodzi and the Almeida Theatre and Young Vic. Since March 2020 she works for Clore Leadership as Programmes Coordinator for Learning and Courses.

    Bhavini has been a member of the UK Samba community for 14 years, drumming Rio samba nationally at events such as the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, Liverpool Carnival and the Night of Festivals arts outreach programme in Boston, Lincolnshire and Leicester. She has also drummed internationally in Canada, Germany, Austria and Belgium.

  • Dienka Hines

    Dienka Hines

    Dienka is Executive Director Travelling Light Theatre Company, a Bristol based company who make high quality theatre for and with children and young people.

    Dienka completed an MA in Applied Theatre at University of Manchester in 2004 and following this took part in ITC’s Fast Track programme. She is passionate about young people’s engagement in the arts and has worked in arts and cultural education for 10 years. This has included delivering social inclusion projects at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth, managing the Artsmad cultural education partnership in Swindon and working for Creative & Cultural Skills promoting apprenticeships and fair access to the sector for young people.

  • Sarah Kemp

    Sarah Kemp

    Sarah has a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies and an MEd in Drama in Education. She studied theatre in Paris with Philippe Gaulier and Monika Pagneux and is a founder member and joint Artistic Director of Théâtre Sans Frontières a UK touring theatre company based in Northumberland. Recently, she also co-created and toured internationally with Robert Lepage in Lipsynch.

    Theatre Sans Frontieres

  • Aisha Khan

    Aisha Khan

    Aisha Khan is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Her recent work has spanned both theatre and radio and has included commissions for West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Royal Exchange Theatre and BBC Radio. Her directing credits include Bollywood for Dummies (Freedom Studios), Six Shooter and Beep (Northern Bullits/Theatre in the Mill). Aisha has also worked as a Consultant on DCI Banks and Casualty. Aisha has tutored and mentored on a number of writing schemes including those for Slung Low, Freedom Studios, Tutti Frutti, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Royal Exchange Theatre.

    Freedom Studios

  • Sarah-Jane Watkinson

    Sarah-Jane Watkinson

    SJ is an independent theatre producer who lives in Birmingham. She currently works with Paul O'Donnell and Little Soldier in the UK and with Spanish companies Sleepwalk Collective from the Basque Country and Atresbandes from Barcelona.

    She grew up in Derbyshire and studied Theatre Design at Birmingham Polytechnic, originally working as a designer, maker and workshop leader. She went on to work as a producer and general manager with organisations including China Plate Theatre, The Play House Theatre in Education, Women & Theatre, Creative Black Country, Sampad South Asian Arts and the National Dance Teachers Association.

    Sarah-Jane Watkinson

  • Alison King (Chair)

    Alison King (Chair)

    Alison is the Chief Executive of Turtle Key Arts. Turtle Key Arts unlocks creative potential in individuals, companies and communities, producing and devising original, ground-breaking, inclusive art to entertain and inspire. Their work has a UK and international reach through a wide variety of innovative projects with many different collaborators and partners. TKA currently produce Ockham’s Razor, Amici Dance Theatre Company, RedCape Theatre, Joli Vyann, Open Sky Productions, Slot Machine Theatre and Oddly Moving Circus Theatre. They also run many outreach and participation projects in the fields of dementia, autism and dyslexia.

    Alison originally trained as a Theatre Stage Manager at Mountview Theatre School, she currently serves on the arts grants board for Kensington and Chelsea Council. Alison is also a published author on Stage Management.

    Turtle Key Arts

  • Aled Rees

    Aled Rees

    Aled is Artistic Administrator at Theatr Iolo. He started his career in social housing where he worked for 12 years as a Communications and PR Advisor before moving onto Age Cymru Swansea Bay as their Communications Officer. He has been a member of various committees from local community councils and welfare associations as well as being a former Youth Administrator to a Youth Theatre Company.

  • Lucy Wood (Vice Chair)

    Lucy Wood (Vice Chair)

    Lucy studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Immediately after completing her degree she went on to do an MA at East 15 Drama School. She worked for six years with Kenny Wax and Nick Brooke as General Manager for their commercial family theatre production company, KW & NB Ltd. Lucy is currently Executive Director at Tall Stories, she joined the company in 2012 as Producer. Tall Stories are a UK and international touring theatre company specialising in family theatre.

    Tall Stories

  • Ines Tercio

    Ines Tercio

    Ines Tercio is Executive Director of Fuel. In 2004, Ines collaborated with Percursos, a multidisciplinary arts festival held in Portugal. She worked for TAPP (the Teacher Artist Partnership Programme) and also worked as a Learning Assistant at LIFT before joining Phakama UK in 2007, where she worked as Executive Director until June 2015. In 2015 Ines joined Nour Festival as Creative Learning Programmer and also worked freelance as an arts consultant/ producer with companies such as Clayground Collective and Freddie Opoku-Addaie. From 2016 – 18 Ines was Executive Director at GLYPT (Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre). From 2014 to 2017 Ines sat on the board of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival.

  • Gareth Nicholls (Vice Chair)

    Gareth Nicholls (Vice Chair)

    Gareth is Little Earthquake’s Founder and Co-Director.

    He trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and later under celebrated theatre clown Angela de Castro. At Guildhall, he received a Fox Foundation scholarship to study the plays of Chekhov with the Maly Drama Theatre (St. Petersburg) and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts – GITIS (Moscow).

    Gareth leads many of Little Earthquake’s participation activities and is a regular visiting tutor at both Birmingham School of Acting and Birmingham University. Alongside his work for Little Earthquake, Gareth regularly collaborates with other theatre makers as a performer, deviser, workshop facilitator, curator, and lighting and sound designer. Gareth is an Associate Artist of Stan’s Cafe and Talking Birds, and was the Creative Associate of The Happiness Patrol from 2006 to 2011.

    Little Earthquake

  • Kate Nelson

    Kate Nelson

    Kate has lived and worked in Edinburgh for over twenty years. She trained as a director at Drama Studio London and, before moving to Scotland, worked as a freelance director in England.

    In 2002, Kate founded Nutshell, a multi award-winning, independent touring company who tour across the whole of the UK. Nutshell focus on rural touring and offering cross-generational outreach projects.

    She divides her time between running Nutshell, and lecturing on Queen Margaret University’s Drama and Performance degree. Her current academic research is about challenges to impact measurement within community arts engagement.