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Michael is Senior Partner of Cripps Harries Hall, a leading South East law firm.  He is a commercial real estate lawyer who acts for major investors and occupiers in the public and private sector and holds a number of non-executive positions throughout Kent.  He is also a Kent Ambassador.

Steven is HR Director at Jones Lang LaSalle, an international property advisory firm in the WE and City of London. Steven has more than 25 years of HR and business management experience. He is actively involved in both community sports and amateur dramatics and is Chairman of a local Sports Ground Association. Steven is delighted to be part of the Trinity Board and looks forward to supporting the goals and aspirations of the Theatre.

Jonathan is a fund manager with Tufton Oceanic, a fund management company which focuses on the maritime and energy sectors. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 with KPMG and subsequently worked as CFO for a shipping company and hotel and golf course development company before moving to Tufton Oceanic in 1989. He has spent time working overseas in the UAE and Singapore and moved back to the UK in 2015. Jonathan looks forward to supporting Trinity Theatre both in his capacity as a director and as a theatre goer.

Sarah’s career began as an accountant in the Finance Department of Merrill Lynch in the early 90’s. Her time there transitioned through Finance to Business Management for the International Equity Business enjoying roles in London and New York. Leaving the banking world Sarah has had varied roles as a Business Consultant in the City and seen her move from HK to Singapore and back to Tunbridge Wells, which is now home for her and her family, During the last few years Sarah has held various Board positions from roles with the West Kent Dyslexia Associations to SME’s in the City of London. She currently runs her own consultancy as a qualified Business Psychologist and is delighted to be working with the Trinity Theatre and its great team.

After a brief period as a government economist Russell enjoyed varied project delivery, organisational change, front office and technology lead roles both in the City of London and further abroad, for a range of banking and investment management institutions. He now runs his own boutique treasury technology consultancy where clients have included HSBC, Barclays Capital, and HM Treasury, amongst others. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Brunel University, a master’s in Systems Analysis & Design and an Exec. MBA with distinction from Cass, (both from University of London). He is currently studying for an MSc in Major Program Management at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.  In his capacity as a director he hopes to apply some of the principles garnered from business school to Trinity.

Alison started her career in advertising working in London and Asia before moving into marketing where she had a variety of leadership roles, including Head of Marketing at AXA PPP healthcare. Most recently she completed a MSc in Executive Coaching and now works as a coach and facilitator. She’s an advocate of diverse and inclusive workplaces and her portfolio includes a Directorship of WOMBA, a coaching consultancy that specialises in this work.
Alison moved with her family to the Tunbridge Wells area in 2000. She has sat on parent associations, been a Business Advisor for Young Enterprise and a trustee of Nourish Community Foodbank. She is now proud to be associated with Trinity Theatre

Clemmie is a Theatre Director based in London. Most recently she worked as Artistic Director of the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis. In this role she supported 13 emerging theatre companies as part of ‘R&D By The Sea’, directed two large-scale community productions and two youth theatre productions and programmed a 300-capacity theatre. She fundraised for both capital and arts projects, and has gained funding from Arts Council England for a number of productions. She runs theatre company BurntOut Theatre which she founded in 2011 which tours shows across England. Other theatre organisations she has worked for include Cardboard Citizens, Chickenshed, Farnham Maltings, the Arcola Theatre and RADA. She has worked extensively with young people, directing for National Theatre Connections festival, in schools and youth theatres in London, Surrey and Dorset.

Judith was until recently Strategic Development and Change Director at AXAPPP healthcare in Tunbridge Wells. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 with Price Waterhouse and, after spending a further 7 years with them, gaining experience in a number of different specialist teams, she worked for 8 years in HSBC in senior Finance roles. She had been with AXAPPP for 15 years and was Risk and Compliance Director before moving into her most recent area. Judith is very enthusiastic about the theatre and music and is delighted to be on the Trinity Board.

Martin has worked in the London Property market for over 30 years, in both private practice and now working for a private investor/developer. Following his degree, and having worked for a couple of years, he became a qualified member of the RICS in 1986, and now has a mixed commercial and residential background. He has advised commercial developers and landlords as a property consultant for leading Surveying Practices in London, and latterly has undertaken large developments and asset management, as principal. Martin has lived in Langton Green for the past 28 years where he and his wife brought up 2 daughters. Now living part time in London allows him and his wife to indulge one of their passions and have become regular theatre goers in the West End and Fringe.

Julian is a past Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, and has been a member of the Council since 2008 where he represents the Speldhurst and Bidborough Ward. He has had an eclectic experience on the Council including chairing the Scrutiny Committee and currently chairs the Joint Transport Board with Kent County Council.
Outside politics, he also chairs Tunbridge Wells Twinning & Friendship Association with Wiesbaden in Germany.
Professionally, he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor nearly 50 years’ ago and continues to commute daily to Essex. For most of his life he has specialised in the field of physical regeneration in disadvantaged communities. He was for six years a Director and Deputy Chairman of the British Urban Regeneration Association under the Chairmanship of (Lord) Patrick Jenkin. He has worked on a number of major developments in London, from Broadgate to Millwall Football Club, and more recently to large scale mixed schemes within the Thames Gateway, and on the regeneration of the Barking Town Centre.
Tunbridge Wells which has been his home for over 30 years. He has been married to Anne for over 47 years and they have three grown-up daughters and two grand-daughters, all of whom now live in the area and have a passion for the arts.