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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jo Crowley (Vice-Chair)

    Jo Crowley (Vice-Chair)

    Jo has been an independent producer for 13 years. She currently produces the work of 1927, Kazuko Hohki and the Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has produced and collaborated with Ridiculusmus, Blind Summit, Cartoon de Salvo, The Gogmagogs, Ralf Ralf, Look Left Look Right, Jon Haynes, Kristin Fredricksson and Australian company The Suitcase Royale. She has also led the Creative Producing organisation Your Imagination. Prior to working with independent artists and companies, Jo worked at the BAC, Royal Court, Gate and Stephen Joseph Theatres.


  • Zoë Lally

    Zoë Lally

    Zoë recently joined Boundless Theatre (formerly Company of Angels) as Executive Producer & Joint CEO. She studied French and Drama at Bristol University, where she first discovered the joy of Producing and spent a year teaching in France. She freelanced in theatre design, before joining the Youth and Education department at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. She later moved to Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, where she progressed from Administrator to Executive Director. She worked at GLYPT for 10 years where she produced a wide range of projects and productions for and with young people, and oversaw the company move to its venue, The Tramshed in Woolwich.


  • Chris Lloyd

    Chris Lloyd

    A Red Ladder employee of seven years, Chris is still in constant awe of the talent he works with at the company. Lloyd stumbled across Red Ladder after stints at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Rosehill Theatre in Cumbria, three years in the south of Spain and ten years in London at Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Shaw Theatre in Euston.

    Never happier than when sitting in his parlour counting his pennies Chris occasionally emerges, blinking, into the theatrical spotlight for opening nights, launches, free lunches, end of tour thrashes and ITC board meetings.

    Red Ladder

  • 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.


  • Gavin Stride

    Gavin Stride

    Gavin is a director and producer of new theatre, predominantly for rural communities. He has taken work to the National Theatre, to Reykjavik for the European year of culture and to Lingfield village hall and he knows where he is happiest.

    For the past twelve years Gavin has led Farnham Maltings as a creative organisation that supports the development of artists and audiences across South and East England. He is the director of caravan the international biennial showcase of new English performance and house, a 220 venue network across the South East of England.

    Farnham Maltings

  • Shipra Ogra

    Shipra Ogra

    Shipra lives and works in South East London. She was recently the Producer at London Bubble Theatre, leading on marketing and communications for London Bubble, alongside providing strategic support in areas of fundraising and organisational management.

    Prior to being at London Bubble, she worked at the British Council in India, leading on managing their arts programmes for North India. In the UK, Shipra owes her career in the arts to ITC’s Fast Track programme, and did her internship with Bubble in 2007. She obviously hasn’t left them ever since!

  • Jo Valentine

    Jo Valentine

    Jo studied French at university and from there went to work in tourism and later higher education, with a spell travelling and working abroad in between. She joined the dance company Motionhouse on a very part-time basis in 2004 and has since seen her role there expand alongside the growth of the company which now tours nationally and internationally on both the theatre and outdoor circuits as well as delivering outreach and education projects.


  • Clare Williams

    Clare Williams

    Clare is Chief Executive of Hijinx- the Welsh inclusive theatre company who make theatre that always includes actors with learning disabilities. Hijinx tour extensively- across UK and Europe and, more recently, to the Far East. We curate the Hijinx Unity Festival, professional Academies for talented learning disabled audiences and deliver role play and forum theatre training to the public and private sector. In 2015 we were named as the Welsh Charity of the Year for Outstanding Impact and in 2016 the Arts&Business Arts Organisation of the Year.

    Prior to Hijinx Clare was the director of Cultural Olympiad project- Cauldrons and Furnaces- tasked with animating the castles of Wales and engaging 27,000 young people to make spectacular happenings to celebrate the cultural heritage of Wales.

    Clare is very proud of the little nation of Wales and of the fearless theatre makers it produces


  • Lucy Wood

    Lucy Wood

    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 Producer at Tall Stories, she joined the company in 2012. Tall Stories are a UK and international touring theatre company specialising in family theatre.

    Tall Stories

  • 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.


  • Jenny Gaskell

    Jenny Gaskell

    Jenny is an independent producer and maker from Manchester.

    She is the Community Organiser of Sunday Assembly Manchester and regularly works with Clod Ensemble and Arts Emergency. Jenny was formerly the Executive Producer and co-founder of Trans Creative and had previously worked with Quarantine, Lancaster Arts, FUEL & The Future.

    Jenny also makes her own work, often with people and in non-theatre spaces such as cafes, trams, museums, club nights and once in a toilet cubical.

    Jenny Gaskell

  • Gareth Nicholls

    Gareth Nicholls

    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