Our Team

We have a fantastic team, with direction and programming by Amanda O’Reilly (CEO).

If you would like to contact any of the below, all email addresses are in the format: firstname.lastname@wtam.uk

Board of Trustees

Peter Cadwallader

Peter Cadwallader, Chair of WTM is a qualified solicitor and entrepreneur having previously worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, DMH Stallard LLP and wealth management firm Maitland Advisory LLP. Peter is an experienced property developer and co founded Uplift in 2013, a residential development company with a substantial portfolio. He has recently acquired his first hotel in Eastbourne with ambitions to expand his hotel business across UK seaside towns.

Peter said he was delighted to welcome the board: “Between them, they bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge and a passion for the arts and heritage which will be of huge benefit to WTM as it moves into this next chapter.”

Scott Marshall
Vice Chair

Scott Marshall (Vice Chair), is a successful regeneration professional with over 28 years experience in delivering central and local governments’ economic growth and cultural agendas. He has provided strategic advice to both public and private sector clients on some of the South Coast’s largest regeneration projects including the American Express Community Stadium, Preston Barracks, i360 and Circus Street. Scott is former Director of Culture, Housing and Regeneration at Brighton and Hove City Council and Director for the Economy at Adur and Worthing Councils.

Cepta Kelly
Board Member

Cepta Kelly is a qualified solicitor who trained and worked in a London law firm before moving in-house with a large multinational. She has had a long and varied in-house career. In 2013 Cepta relocated permanently to the South Coast and is currently the Legal Director of a local medical device manufacturing business. Cepta is committed to supporting the Trust and its ongoing efforts to make the cultural life of Worthing exciting, diverse, accessible, vibrant and attractive.

Louise Burgess
Board Member

Louise Burgess has worked in Human Resources for 18 years. Louise joined a local Worthing company employing over 250 people in January 2015. She has particularly enjoyed the challenge of developing employee relations and engagement with a diverse range of people across all levels of the company.

Andrew Comben
Board Member 

Andrew Comben, joined Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival as Chief Executive in 2008, establishing the Guest Director model for Brighton Festival (with artists such as Anish Kapoor, Laurie Anderson, Kate Tempest and David Shrigley) and developing a new vision for the organisation as a year-round centre of artistic activity and involving all areas of the community in the performing arts.

Simon Parsonage
Board Member

Simon Parsonage as a qualified Chartered Accountant has worked in a number of industries including Ship Repair, Construction, IT and Communications, Farming and Fresh Produce. For the past 10 years he has worked at the Chichester Festival Theatre where he is the Financial Director and Company Secretary. He is also a Trustee of a number of theatre charities including The Watermill Theatre near Newbury.

Helen Persson Swain
Board Member

Helen Persson Swain is an experienced museum leader and curator with a particular specialism in dress and fashion. Helen has worked in museums across Europe and has carried out research in Britain, Sweden, China and the USA. She worked for many years at the V&A where in 2015 she curated the exhibition “Shoes Pain and Pleasure”.

Andy Sparsis
Trading Subsidiary Chair

Andy Sparsis is the founder of Proto Restaurants which owns Worthing eateries The Fish Factory, The Fat Greek Taverna and Food

Tim Hague
Trading Subsidiary Board Member

Tim Hague is Shoreham Port's Property Manager. Tim works on managing the port's considerable commercial property estate. There are over 70 businesses that lease property from Shoreham Port. Tim gained a degree in Property Management and Investment at Salford University in 2004 and has since worked in London and Brighton as a surveyor. He has experience in commercial development as well as estate management.


General Manager for Operations
Simon Gray

Bars & Catering Manager
Ash Thomas

Technical Stage Manager
Matthew Pike

Deputy Technical Stage Manager
James Redford

Senior Technician for Live Events
Josh Robinson

Senior Technician for Digital Cinema
Simon Parker

Buildings and Operations Manager
Lis Long

Buildings Project Manager
Stephen Langton

Front of House Manager
Rachel Ward

Senior Duty Managers
Richard Williamson
Nick Jones

Marketing and Development

Head of Marketing & Development
Pamela Kent

Development Manager
Sarah Drake

Marketing and Film Manager
James Tully

Marketing Coordinator
Kathryn Follis

Audience Development Coordinator
Alice Hiller

Design and Brand Coordinator
Christian Francis

Web Developer
Andy Rowland

Christopher Phillips

Marketing Assistant
Emma Watson

Business and Administration

Head of Business and Finance (Company Secretary)
Jill Stewart

Business Administration Manager
Rachel Simmons

Ticketing Manager
Josie Simmons

Venue Hire Manager
Jemima Crayden

Programming and Creative Projects Co-ordinator
Gemma Curtis

Programming Assistant (Board Support)
Jo Geall

Bernard Dodds

Assistant Accountant
Luke Webb

Accounts Administrators
Laura Kimber
Sheila Sarjeant

Box Office Supervisors
Marten Cox
Matthew Nolan

Laura Keogh

Senior IT Coordinator
Andy Rowland

Curation and Engagement

Head of Curation and Engagement
Gerry Connolly

Curator (Fine Art)
Emma Walder

James Sainsbury

Curatorial Assistant
Sarah Hobson

Education Coordinator
Anna Twinam-Cauchi

Project Manager - Cutting Edge
Vicki Wells

Front of House Assistant
Emily Smith