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Many brilliant people past and present contribute to making the National Youth Theatre what it is today.

Below are some of the staff and trustees who are involved in the day to day of our organisation.


President: Barbara Broccoli

Royal Patron: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh


Zawe Ashton, Michael Bonehill OBE LLB FRSA, Hugh Bonneville, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton, Chiwetel Ejiofor OBE, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sir Derek Jacobi CBE, Sir Elton John CBE, Matt Lucas, Sir Ian McKellen CH CBE, Dame Helen Mirren DBE, Rosamund Pike, John Reid, Sarah Solemani, Matt Smith, Liza Tarbuck


Dawn Airey

Trustees: Dawn Butler MP, Johnny Capps, Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng, Simon Davies, Janet Ellis MBE, Graham Elton MBE, Mary FitzPatrick, David Hockley, Jessica Hung Han Yun, Tobi Kyeremateng, Nicola Howson, Tim Lloyd-Hughes, Johnny Moore (Finance Chair), Prasanna Puwanarajah, Dr Simon Stockill, Stephen Whitehead, Daniel York Loh

Meet our Trustees

Youth Trustees

Youth Trustees: Aneeza Selina Ahmed, Elan Ayana Davies, Elliot Mills, Hester Cox, Issy Fordham, Patrick Ashe, Patrick Gregan, Rana Bader, Sorcha McElroy, Will Atiomo

Read about our Youth Trustees

Development Board

Development Board: Joyce Hytner OBE (Chair), Tilly McAuliffe (Vice Chair), Philip Bartle QC, Judith Chan, Jacqueline de Croÿ, Heather Greenwood, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Diana Hiddleston, Daisy Lewis, Freddie Lewis, Annette Lynton Mason


For press requests contact Joe Duggan on joe.duggan@nyt.org.uk or Ben on benw@breadandbutterpr.com


If you have a safeguarding concern you can read our Safeguarding Policy

Contact our Designated Staff Safeguarding Officer - Anna Niland - safeguarding@nyt.org.uk
Contact our Designated Safeguarding Trustee - Dr Simon Stockill - safeguardingtrustee@nyt.org.uk


If you want to get in touch with a staff member about issues related to equality or discrimination at National Youth Theatre you can email:

Karen Turner, Kyley Winfield and Kirsten Ho - equality@nyt.org.uk

Designated Equality Trustee - Mary FitzPatrick - equalitytrustee@nyt.org.uk


Paul Roseby OBE

CEO & Artistic Director

Karen Turner

COO & Executive Director

Kirsten Ho

Executive Administrator - People & Culture

Anna Niland

Associate Director

Kyley Winfield

Head of Accredited Programmes

Libby Devereux

Playing Up and Wellbeing Project Manager

Michaela Alagbala

Accredited Programmes Admin Assistant

Elliot Howe

Community Producer

Esther Myers

National Inclusion Producer

Janine Hague

Manchester Inclusion Producer

Marilyn Rice

Head of Skills and Training

Laurel Bibby

Auditions and Courses Coordinator

Rosie Dawson

Auditions and Courses Assistant

Rosie Townshend

Head of Producing

Erin Thorpe

Production and Casting Coordinator

Joe Duggan

Head of Communications & Digital (paternity leave)

Cherrelle Glave

Assistant Producer

Chenika Neunie

Marketing Manager

Marvel Kalu

Marketing & Membership Coordinator

Richard Wilkinson

Head of Development

Angel Dahouk

Development Manager

Isobel Keig

Development Officer - Trusts and Foundations

Clíodhna McCorley

Development Manager

Sabha Khan

Finance Manager

Louise Zandstra

Finance Director

Shannon Frankson

Finance Officer

Paul Callaghan

Head of Operations

Nick Smith

Venue Operations Assistant Manager

Aisha Ayub

Venue Assistant

Duty Managers

Venue Operations Assistants

Venue Operations Assistants