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The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the smooth running of the society.

Cortina Henderson

Cortina became Centre Stage's first ever President in 2007 after 16 years with the group, including many as Chairwoman. Cortina's role involves ensuring the membership and charity is run fairly and in accordance with the constitution, to sit on audition panels to ensure fairness and inclusion, and to also support the Chair in representing the Charity. Cortina thanks all the many casts, crews, production teams and audiences for their unending support over the years.

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Victoria Shooter

Victoria joined Centre Stage in 2001 and has 5 years previous experience as chair from 2009-2014. She has briefly joined us on an interim basis for three months.

Her role involves being the primary spokesperson for the society and to ensure the charity’s brand values and members are kept at the forefront of decision making, whilst maintaining leadership of the Charity​. 

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Alexis Rose

Alexis first joined Centre Stage in 2011 and joined the Board of Trustees in 2013. Her role includes; devising and delivering short and long term development opportunities and to proactively identify ways to improve efficiency and increase cost savings, she also liaises with other charities to maximise ideas, reach and impact.

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Emma Newman

Emma joined Centre Stage in 2015, and was thrilled to join the Board of Trustees the same year. Her role includes; ensuring that board meetings and other meetings, such as the AGM, are properly arranged and administered, to monitor trustee action points and draft correspondence and minutes as required​. She also manages web content.

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Nick Dore

We are delighted to have charity professional Nick at our helm, taking care of all the finances! His role involves overseeing the financial affairs of the charity, advising on the financial implications of strategic plans, and ensuring the long-term viability of the charity​. He also approves and monitors production budgets in conjunction with the producer.​

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Robert Crowter-Jones
Robert first came to Centre Stage to produce Ghost - not a task for the faint hearted! After bringing real magic to the production he is now bringing magic to us as our new Fundraising Officer. His role involves; identifying and delivering short and long term fundraising opportunities, identifying opportunities for advertising, sponsorship and grants and developing tailored approaches.

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Benjamin Thiele-Long

Benjamin joined Centre Stage in 2011 and joined the Board of Trustees in 2014. His role includes being the primary liaison with production teams​​, and building and maintaining a strong backstage network for all productions. He manages the society’s assets to ensure they are in good order, and the daily functions, such as rehearsal space, and Health and Safety are prioritised for productions. 

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Gabi Benton-Stace

Gabi joined Centre Stage in 2013 and was very pleased to join the Board of Trustees in 2015. Gabi's role involves; supporting the Operations Manager, providing practical advice on productions, maintaining an asset register and ensuring rehearsal space is kept in good order.

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Naomi Finn

Naomi joined the committee in August 2013. A Web Designer by day she loves producing copious amounts of marketing collateral, including programmes, and posters. Her role involves planning and managing all external and internal marketing activity. She manages the website and all social media channels, and oversees the delivery of all production collateral to ensure it meets with brand values, whilst ensuring marketing activity is boosting the image of the society.


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William Moss

Will joined the Board of Trustees in August 2014, having joined Centre Stage in September 2013. His role involves managing the membership of Centre Stage, recruitment and retention of society members, delivering social events, liaising with other societies and organisations, and discovering additional benefits for members of the society. 

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Jonathan Ford

Jonathan joined Centre Stage in 2015 and is delighted to be focusing on our membership, new and old. If you've emailed us, it'll probably be Jonathan you're talking to! His role involves managing the Centre Stage membership, and organising Centre Stage masterclasses and  social events, he also writes Spotlight, our monthly newsletter​.

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