Michael was 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 was previously 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 and a Community Film Society. Steven is delighted to be part of the Trinity Board and looks forward to supporting the goals and aspirations of the Theatre.
Until recently Jonathan was 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.
Hannah is a theatre director and dramaturg specialising in New writing. She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in Acting and collaborative and devised theatre, before moving into directing via an internship at Hampstead Theatre. From there she went to work as assistant and associate director at Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Theatre Royal Bath, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, The Old Vic, Headlong, Sheffield Crucible and The Wyndhams, Trafalgar Studios and Duke of Yorks in the West End. Most recently, on (now postponed) Life of Pi. As lead director she has directed shows in sheds, storage units, at drama schools and studio theatres, and was about to direct a main stage play at Northern Stage in Newcastle when lockdown hit. Super proud to be on the board at Trinity, Hannah attended the Youth theatre here and worked behind the bar, so is very excited to continue a relationship with the building.
Tim is a multi-award-winning theatre producer, director and published playwright. He studied at RADA and the Royal Court Theatre, and is founder and Artistic Director of Brighton’s leading new writing theatre company, Broken Silence Theatre. His work has been staged at Old Vic New Voices, Arcola, King’s Head Theatre, Old Red Lion Theatre and the Hope Theatre. He has also worked for several arts organisations across the South East and nationally, including the De La Warr Pavilion, Towner Gallery and One Dance UK.
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
Stuart is Director of Innovation at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. He qualified and practised as a lawyer in the City for over 20 years, where he advised mainly global clients, as well as living and working in Madrid and the Caribbean and completed an MBA along the way, before moving to Eridge in 2009 with his family. Stuart was born in Ethiopia and grew up as a young boy in Nigeria, which background has nourished his constant and pleasant surprise and amazement at the sheer variety of cultural activities that people everywhere across the world undertake; their centrality to who we are as human beings and the benefits that active engagement with them brings to local communities. Stuart is also on the board of his Oxford college’s alumni association with a diversity and access remit. He is proud to be a part of the Trinity family.
Judith was, until 2018, 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 over 15 years and was Risk and Compliance Director prior to becoming Strategic Development and Change Director. 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 30 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. 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 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.