Meet the Team

Our dedicated team are at the heart of everything we can do. Whether they’re our technicians, front of house staff, directors, education team, and volunteers, everyone is important and valued here.

Together they build bridges, connect with communities and support all to make the arts accessible and exciting for all.

Charlotte Beaver, Audience Engagement and Development Officer & Public Programming Assistant

Making and reinforcing our connection with the communities around our centre. Assists the Programming Officer with contracts and admin.

Surrinder Bhatia, Front of House Administrator

First point of contact for customers, takes booking for creative learning and other events Organises Sound Bites , room bookings, work with porters on room set ups.

Alistair Burns, Customer Services Manager

All aspects of customer care, strategic and operational management of Creative Learning, venue hire, retail and Catering.

Bob Christer, SENsory Atelier Programme Manager

Leading the Paul Hamlyn Funded SENsory Atelier programme in 9 Leicestershire Special Schools.

Professor David Ekserdjian, Keeper of the University Art Collection

Oversees the University Art Collection including acquisitions and display.

Clare Fox, PA to the Director

Provides diary management and administration for the Director.

Noreen Gallagher, Volunteer Coordinator

Runs the centre’s volunteer programme. Dealing with enquiries, running training and inductions and supervising volunteers on a day-to-day basis.

Emily Gill-Howe, Venue Officer

Day-to-day management of the centre – supervising Duty Managers, Box Office, tech, volunteers and front desk. Key liaison on
Venue Hire and room bookings and departmental Health and Safety Officer.

Rachel Graves, Visual Arts Officer

Curates the exhibitions programme in the galleries and presents at least 3 shows a year.

John Kirby, Programming Officer

Booking programme of performances and events. Developing artistic collaborations and commissioning in the Hall.

Stephen Escott, Theatre and Gallery Technician

Technical legend.

Andrew Fletcher, Director

Provides strategic leadership across all functions of the organisation.

Kate Foster, Retail Administrator

Selects items for the shop. Runs the seasonal craft fairs.

Paige Manning, Marketing Officer and Academic Engagement Coordinator

Marketing various outputs to engage our audiences and collaborating with University Academics to further our research and public engagement.

Marianne Pape, Learning and Outreach Manager

Leads the Learning and Outreach programme and team. Collaborates with all areas of our public programme, particularly on resource development for exhibitions; festival outreach and supports creative health and wellbeing programmes with the School of Medicine.

Rizwana Parkar, Finance Assistant

All aspects of financial processing.

Hannah Pillai, Programme Coordinator

Inclusive Youth Arts Programme & Next Gen. Creatives

Caroline Rowland, Schools Learning Assistant

Assists the SENsory Atelier Programme Manager on various projects helping to shape and create learning resources.

Mita Solanky, Weekend Venue Assistant

Day to day management of weekend activities. Overseeing invigilator rotas.

Kathy Sykes, Evening Front of House Assistant

First point of contact for customers in the evenings, takes bookings through Box Office, liaises with porters, artists and tutors.

Sunita Tailor, Digital Marketing Assistant

Lead on digital marketing including social media campaigns, photography and general marketing enquiries in absence of the Marketing Officer.

Jeremy Webster, Deputy Director

Operational and financial management, overseeing Visual and Public Art.

Rebecca Wymant, Curatorial Trainee

Working with the Visual Arts Team while completing a Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.

Duty Managers

Rosa Fernandez

Leanne Walpole

Maariya Rachid Daud

Stuart Reid

Alison Maltby

Francine Gardner

Niamh Synclere

Box Office Assistants

Emeraude Riziki

Stuart Reid

Helen White

Jahira Chowdhury

Ewan Keith-Driver

Weekend Gallery Invigilators

Hana Noor

Wei Shen

Gallery Facilitators

Ewan Keith-Driver

Savannah Sinhal

Elizabeth Gray