MORE ABOUT HOXTON HALL

WHO’S WHO

Hoxton Hall is a charity run by a board of trustees and a staff team, supported by our volunteers. Their hard work and dedication keep the organisation alive throughout the year.

 

Karena Johnson Artistic Director and CEO

Jennie Gentles  Marketing Manager 

Sharon Kwan Finance Manager – 📧 finance@hoxtonhall.co.uk

Anna Vaughan Development Associate – 📧 development@hoxtonhall.co.uk

James Francis Theatre & Events Manager

Zaira Perina Marketing and Events Co-ordinator

Rob Callender Technical Manager – 📧 technicalmanager@hoxtonhall.co.uk

Poppy Kay Creative Learning Coordinator

Grace Hammonds  Creative Learning Coodinator

 

Individual staff contacts 📧 [firstname]@hoxtonhall.co.uk

JESSICA DRAPER

Jessica specialises in working with marginalised groups, and she has been producing creative learning programmes for over ten years with international organisations and broadcasting companies such as Crisis UK, BBC1, BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4. Since 2013 she has led the education and community engagement programme for Synergy Theatre Project, working with young people and those who have experienced the criminal justice system. In her career, Jessica successfully brokered partnerships with V&A, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Morley College and acquired multi-year funding to supports her projects. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Roehampton University.

IAN HUNT

Ian is a qualified accountant with many years of experience across a range of industries including finance and theatre. Ian was recently Finance Manager for The Broadway Theatre and General Manager for The Broadway Trading and he’s now semi-retired. Ian joined Hoxton Hall’s trustees board in 2018 aiming to blend his high accountancy skills with his passion for theatre and live performances.

BELINDA KIDD

Belinda Kidd is a freelance arts consultant, specialising in evaluation, project and partnership development and fundraising. Her long career in the arts has covered a range of roles: she was Chief Executive of Bath Festivals, Executive Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Programme Director for LARC, a consortium of the major cultural institutions in Liverpool, among others. Belinda started out in art history studying at the Courtauld Institute, and later studied music at Middlesex Polytechnic. She is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and her current consultancy contracts include the establishment of ‘The Ring’, a new consortium of small visitor attractions in Farringdon area, and the fundraising for ‘Four Corners’, a London-based film and photography organization.

HAYLEY MILLER

Haley is an HR Professional working with and supporting senior teams as they work through Organisational/Structural Change and Business Transformation. She is also involved in work surrounding Coaching, Team and Leadership development. Outside of work, Hayley is a creative and visual person who has always been attracted to the Arts. With a great passion for dance and the theatre in various formats, she is as well keen on supporting, nurturing and developing young talents. After many years in living and working in the East End, Hayley joined the team at Hoxton Hall with great enthusiasm, proudly sharing her support for “a great piece of our London heritage”.

CHRISTOPHER  MURRAY

Christopher is an experienced professional with excellent organisational skills, who is energetic, driven and highly motivated. His passion is early intervention and prevention for children, young people and families. He believes in collaborative working and have established close working relationships with voluntary and community groups and external partners such as the Local Authority, local MP’s, Colleges, training providers and employers to further support the Early Intervention and Prevention agenda. Christopher believes that one positive intervention for a child or young person can change their direction of travel for the better, with better life chances and outcomes for communities like Hoxton Hall.

TOM PETZAL (Chair)

Tom is one of the country’s best known and longest established arts and charities fundraising consultants.  He has had his own private practice since 1986.  A former CEO of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  and Development Director at Welsh National Opera and Shakespeare’s Globe as well as The Royal Court Theatre, Tom also headed the world NGO for multiple sclerosis, served on the World Health Organisation, was the founding director of the car charity Motability and headed up the London events programme for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  He has been Chair of the Trustees at Hoxton Hall since 2016.

TIM VAUGHAN

Tim had a substantial career as a chartered accountant for financial services in London, working in Canary Wharf from 2010. He is now focusing on the non-profit sector, and acts as trustee for a range of charities based in East London. In late 2017 he made contact with Hoxton Hall through the East London Business Alliance, having worked with the latter in several schools projects. He initially joined the board as director of Hoxton Works, and was appointed as a Hoxton Hall’s Trustee a year later.

DEBORAH WILLIAMS

Deborah is a writer, theatre-maker, producer, digital composer and accredited coach. She was an actor with Graeae Theatre Company, worked with the London Disability Arts Forum, and started her own production company, Reality Productions, in 1999. Deborah also worked with Arts Council England, Rich Mix and BFI leading on equality and diversity in creative cultural programmes. In her work as an independent “artist provocateur”, Deborah aims to be a catalyst for challenge and change in perceptions of disability and difference. She is currently executive director of the Creative Diversity Network, a television industry body which focuses on improving diversity in broadcasting.

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