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Most of our Committee are working professionals who give a small amount of time for free, to develop and build the PMF into a useful and supportive organisation for our industry.

To assist them, we have a number of Associates who work along side Committee Members on a particular area or project, to aid in the delivery, especially at busy periods in our work/life schedules.

We also have a number of Student and Young Members Associates (SYMs). The SYMs represent and promote the interests of student and young PMF members in everything that the PMF does, and also take on specific Assistant Roles.

We are always looking to increase our diversity and the areas of work and regions that we cover. If you are interested in joining the PMF Committee and would like to find out more, or would like to suggest someone, please contact us.

Mandy Ivory-Castile


I am currently the Head of Production and Planning at Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.

I am originally from East London where I started working on the London Fringe in the early nineties. (more…)

Peter Dean


I spent 10 years as Deputy Director of Technical Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to that I was a Production Manager in regional theatre.

I joined the PMF Committee in 2018, as I had some spare time to be able to devote to its administration and development, and thereby support my fellow PMs. (more…)

Kat Ellis

Jobs Lead

I am currently a freelance Production Manager and Stage Manager, working across both mid-scale theatre as well as music festivals and events. Recent projects include Henry V (Headlong, Shakespeare's Globe), Passion (Hope Mill Theatre), Y Not Festival. Until recently I worked full-time as Deputy Production Manager at The Old Vic. (more…)

Louise Gregory


I am a Freelance Production/ Stage Manager and Lighting Designer specialising in small- and mid-scale touring theatre, although I also work with dance, live art, music and puppetry.

I am based in Scotland, but have toured around the UK and internationally (more…)

Brod Mason

Mentoring lead

I am a freelance Production/Project Manager.

In the past I have served in a Technical Director/Head of Production roll for Everyman & Playhouse Liverpool, Royal Centre Nottingham, and Royal & Derngate Northampton; as a Production Manager for Queens Hornchurch, Almeida, RSC, Shared Experience, and numerous one-offs (more…)

Dan Shelley


I am currently a Production Manager for Apple Barn Creative working on Alices Adventures Underground which is opening in a brand new venue in Waterloo.

Before this, I worked at  59 Productions as a Technical Manager on their UK Tour of About Us.

I am also part of the AAPTLE Mental Health and Wellbeing Group.


Suzy Somerville

Forums Lead

I am currently Head of Production at Birmingham Rep.

After graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, I rotated through most elements of technical theatre, including a rather disastrous winter in a tent in Regent’s Park as a Wardrobe Mistress.

After many years of touring nationally and internationally I finally moved over into Production Management.


Ian Taylor

Website & IT Systems

I am a Technical and Production Manager with over a decade of experience in the theatre and events industry.

I have an extensive background in stage management and as managing director of eStage, a company dedicated to serving the needs of the entertainment industry. (more…)

Lewis Champney

Student and Young Members Associate

I am currently an Assistant Production Manager at eStage following my graduation from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama with a BA(Hons) in Technical & Production Management.


Nathan Friend

Student and Young Members Associate. Meetings Assistant

I am a current 3rd Year Student on the Stage Management & Technical Theatre course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

As I begin to enter the industry, I’m keen to build connections within Production Management and bring the perspective of students in training and new graduates. (more…)

Joe Jenner

Student and Young Members Associate. Membership Assistant

I am a Freelance Stage and Company Manager with a BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Production.

I am making the transition into Production Management and currently undertaking a level 7 Apprenticeship (more…)

Abigail Jones

Student and Young Members Associate. Membership Assistant

I am the Production Management Apprentice for the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, studying a Level 7 apprenticeship.

I initially trained in Acting and have a BA(Hons) degree from the University of St Mark and St John.


Fergal Lonergan

Student and Young Members Associate, Job Vacancies Assistant

I am Assistant Production Manager at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. I recently finished a BA in Drama and Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. (more…)

Misha Mah

Student and Young Members Associate, Forums Assistant

Hello! I am an early-career freelance Production Manager and Technical Manager of Theatre503. I am currently based in London.


Lawrence Bennett

US Associate

I am from Houston, Texas, and am Director of Production at Alliance Theater, Atlanta, Georgia.

Before coming to the Alliance, I served as the Director of Production at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and previous to that I was the Associate Production Manager at Baltimore Center Stage. (more…)

David Ripley

Education Sector Associate

I am Head of Technical & Production at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

I have been a Theatre Consultant working on various projects both at home and abroad. I was previously Production Manager at RCS and The Haymarket, Basingstoke and have been both a sound and lighting designer.


Jennifer Taillefer

Sustainability Lead

I am a freelance Production Manager, originally from Canada, now happily based in London and working across theatre and live events. (more…)

David Evans

PMF Ambassador

I am Head of Production at National Theatre Wales.

Prior to joining NTW I worked as a freelance Production Manager and consultant. This work included touring with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and Play without Words,  and a couple of years with Phoenix Dance, The Dance Consortium and Inspector Calls among others. (more…)