Michael was the Senior Partner of Cripps Pemberton Greenish, a leading South East law firm. Until recently he was a commercial real estate lawyer who acted 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.
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. In addition to her role at Trinity, Judith is Chair of an opera festival, Governor of a local school and Deputy Chair of the Oxford University Alumni Board. Judith is very enthusiastic about theatre and music and is delighted to be on the Trinity Board.
Martin has recently retired having worked in the London Property market for almost 40 years. He started working in private practice and for the last 16 years of his career worked 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 they have become regular theatre goers in the West End and Fringe.
Stuart is qualified solicitor who advises law firms on innovation and operational change. Having qualified and practised with global law firms in the City for over 25 years, he has also lived and worked in Spain and the Caribbean, completing 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. These early years gave him a lasting sense of wonder at the sheer variety of cultural activities that draw people together everywhere across the world. The importance of art, music and literature to who we are as human beings and the benefits that active engagement with culture brings to local communities is something that he remains passionate about. 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.
David Fitzsimmons had pursued a career in the energy business and is currently active in a number of renewables businesses. Locally, he is a Governor at Skinners’ Kent Academy and Chairman of Locate in Kent and is a Kent Ambassador. He also chairs Dig Deep, a charity involved in Kenya.
Maggie has worked for LW Theatres for the last 9 years, in varied roles and most recently as project manager on the major restoration of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane project working directly with the owners and the project director on the £60M transformation. With a strong interest in the arts and theatre she has worked for various companies including EMI Music and for 10 years in general management at the National Theatre where she was involved in the front of house refurbishment and NT studio projects.
Maggie has lived in Tunbridge Wells for over 15 years and is delighted to join the Trinity Board and looks forward to working alongside the Trinity team.
Amanda is delighted to be serving as a trustee with Trinity. She has a long standing love of the organisation and the benefit it offers to the Tunbridge Wells and surrounding communities.
Amanda is a long standing Board Director and Managing Director of AKA, the leading advertising agency for the UK arts, entertainment, tourism, leisure and cultural industries, having played a major role in the development of the agency from start up to now a global private equity owned organisation. She is an active member of both ALVA and the SOLT marketing group and is active in supporting females returning from maternity leave to the professional workplace.
Having grown up in Tunbridge Wells, Amanda returned to the area 11 years ago and lives locally with her young family.
Jocelyn is an arts and culture producer currently working for the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. With an ethos focused on building community and connection through creativity she is responsible for public and strategic programmes at Richmond Arts Service. This include developing, marketing and delivering arts events, exhibitions, festivals and public art.
Jocelyn has a background in performing arts, studying English Literature and Theatre at the University of Leeds before beginning to volunteer at Trinity in 2014. Becoming full time Front of House Manager in 2016 Jocelyn went on to found and develop the Community Engagement department and manage the visual arts programme for 4 years.
With a love for both visual and performing arts, Jocelyn is passionate about finding new writing and emerging artists. She is excited to return to Trinity and support the team bring incredible art to Tunbridge Wells.
Matthew retired in 2020 having spent his working career as a banker, latterly with BNP Paribas where he was a Managing Director in the European Debt Markets division. He has lived in Tunbridge Wells for over 20 years and is currently studying for an MA in Architectural History. He is delighted to join the Trinity board to be involved, and to try to be helpful, in another of his great loves, the arts.