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The majority of our Committee are working professionals who give up their free time 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.

Michael Ager

Job Vacancies

I am a Project Manager for Steeldeck Rentals Ltd based in our Manchester Branch. I design and manage the installation of temporary staging and seating systems across a wide range of events.

I have worked as a Professional Theatre Production Manager across all scales of shows in the subsidised theatre sector.


Ollie Brown


I trained in the early 2000’s at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I am now working at Hull Truck as the Head of Production and Technical.

I lead the production and building teams, whilst also undertaking creative roles and Production Managing Hull Truck productions.


Lewis Champney

Student and Young Members Associate

I am currently a Third-Year Student at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama studying Technical and Production Management. (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…)

Mekel Edwards

Diversity Associate

I am a Tottenham based Production/Technical Manager and Sound Designer.

I have gathered a wealth of experience in the industry for over 15 years now, including 9 years as Technical Manager of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, and from running my own events production company Omega Events Production. (more…)

Kat Ellis

Student and Young Members Associate

I am currently working as Deputy Production Manager at The Old Vic, whilst also taking on various freelance projects across music festivals and fringe theatre as a stage manager and technician. (more…)

David Evans

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…)

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…)

Patrick Heydenburg

US Associate

I am currently a freelance Production Manager in the New York area.

I grew up in the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York City. I graduated in 1983 with a BFA in Technical Theater Design & Production from the State University of New York at Purchase. (more…)

James Holdsworth

Student and Young Members Associate

I am currently studying for my masters degree in Stage and Production Management at Guildford School of Acting. (more…)

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…)

Ned Lay

Events Sector

I am a freelance production manager, who specialises in an array of work, primarily in the events sector, but also in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Fashion, Dance, Opera.

I love a challenge and a project I can really sink my teeth into. Nothing is impossible, the solution hasn’t been shared yet. (more…)

Misha Mah

Student and Young Members Associate

I am currently an MA Stage & Production Management student at the Guildford School of Acting. I recently graduated from the BA Drama & Theatre Arts course at the University of Birmingham (more…)

Lucy Mewis-McKerrow

Student and Young Members Associate

I am an aspiring production manager in my final year studying technical and production management at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. (more…)

Ben Pugh

Media Associate

For over 20 years I’ve been delivering management infrastructure for projects, productions, festivals, and events in the creative and cultural industries, working across disciplines in theatre, music, visual arts, festival, digital, community and education. (more…)

Martin Radmall

Fundraising Associate

I am currently a freelance Production / Project manager for Smartrad Creative - working within the Live events, Concert Touring and Theatrical sector. I work with creatives and clients delivering multiple productions to audiences around the UK and USA.  Prior to the C-19 downturn I was the Head of Projects for Brilliant Stages & Tait, (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.


Dan Shelley


I am currently a Production Manager for Apple Barn Creative working on a new immersive show going into an undisclosed new venue in London.

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


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.


Jennifer Taillefer

Associate Member

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

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…)