LAMDA Faculty and Staff

Senior Management Team
Visiting Directors
Visiting Writers
Visiting Designers
Visiting Lecturers



Joanna Read    Principal

Rodney Cottier    Head of Drama School
Lyndel Harrison    Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Peter Holliday    Chief Operating Officer
John Lawton    Head of Examinations and Responsible Officer
Peter Nickals    Head of Finance
Sue Rivers    HEI Project Manager
Richard Scandrett    Head of Marketing & Communications
Ian Warren    
Head of Academic Services & Development
Rob Young    Head of Technical Training




Heads of Department 

John Baxter    Movement
Caroline Leslie    Acting
Judith Phillips    Voice
Louise Shephard  Singing & Music
A J Quinn    Screen & Audio Performance

Senior Tutors

Penny Cherns    Senior Tutor - MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre
Colin Cook     Senior Tutor & Vice Principal Emeritus
James Kerr    Senior Tutor - Foundation & Short Courses
Debbie Seymour    Senior Tutor - MA Directing & Semester Programmes

Acting & Directing

Joseph Blatchley
Derek Bond
Tadeusz Bradecki
NG Bristow
Tamar Broadbent
Dougal Bruce-Lockhart
Hal Chambers
Phil Edgerley
Hannah Eidinow
Scott Handy
Nick Hutchison
Peter James CBE    Emeritus Principal
Trilby James
Gari Jones
James Kemp
Anthony Lau
Henry Lewis
Jenny Lipman
Donnacadh O’Briain
William Oldroyd
Matthew Peover
Doug Rintoul
Graham Roos
Dominic Rouse
Matthew Smith


Elizabeth Ballinger    Pure Movement
Isabel Baquero    Spanish Dance
Donna Berlin    Show Dance
Rodney Cottier     Combat  
Angie Herzberg    Alexander Technique
Emily Holt    Show Dance
Jonathan Jaynes    Tai Chi & Combat
Vincent Manna    Applied Movement
Micaela Miranda    Applied Movement  
Heriberto Montalbán    Movement Theatre
Bethan Pugh    Alexander Technique
Lou Saucell    Alexander Technique
Diana Scrivener    Historical Dance
Kristina Søeborg    Combat
Jonathan Waller    Combat
Terry Worroll    Accompanist
Jonathan Young    Movement Theatre


Paul Hill    Dialect & Phonetics
Mary Howland    Speech Dialect & Phonetics
Stephen Kemble    Speech & Text
Melanie Mehta    Speech & Speech Therapy
Rachel Nicholson    Speech & Text
Robert Price    Speech & Text
Stevie Rickard    Speech & Text

Screen & Audio

Michelle Bonnard    Screen Performance
Tamsin Collison    Audio Performance
Caroline Martin    Screen Performance
Simon McLinden    Screen Performance
Ben Morris     Screen Performance

Singing & Music

Anthony Ingle
Will Joy
Caryll Newnham
Gary Peacock   


Rob Tweedie    Theatre Sound Tutor
Emma Hansford    Stage Management Tutor
Vacant    Lighting Tutor
Vacant    Senior Stage Management Tutor
Chris Robinson    Construction Tutor
Paul Rowland    Senior Lighting Tutor
Will Scarnell    Head of Production
Jack Thrush    Screen & Audio Production Technician 
Vacant    Senior Construction Tutor      


Bill Alexander
Stephen Barlow
Richard Beecham
Phillip Breen
Ian Brown
Sarah Esdaile
Louise Hill
Gwenda Hughes
Rebecca Johnson
Matthew Lloyd
Tim Luscombe
David Mercatali
Lucy Pitman-Wallace
Richard Platt
Stephen Rayne
Pier Wilkie


The following have developed new writing at LAMDA recently:

Bola Agbaje
Simon Bent
Anthony Clark
Elinor Cook
Tracy Brabin
Phil Davies
David Glass
Roger Hyams
Daniel Kanaber
Doug Lucie
Alan Pearce
Shaun Prendergast
Stephanie Street
Ché Walker


Roy Bell
Richard Bullwinkle
Norman Coates
Deirdre Dwyer
Dinah England
Philip Engleheart
Jacob Hughes
Ruari Murchison
Lucy Osborne
Sara Perks
Andrew Riley
Mike Robertson
Fi Russell
Dora Schweitzer
Fabrice Serafino
Nancy Surman


The Actors Centre
Kelly Andrews    Agent BSA
Karishma Balani    Casting Associate, Globe Theatre
Luke Beattie    Dramaturg
Andy Brierley CDG    Casting Director
British Red Cross
Philippe Carden    Tax Specialist
Lucy Chester    Casting Associate, Gail Stevens
Ben Cogan    Casting Director
Ellie Collyer-Bristow    Casting Director
Chris Cowell    Theatre Design
Kahleen Crawford    Casting Director
Gary Davy CDG    Casting Director
Sarah Dickenson    Dramaturg
Christopher Dietrich    Actors Connection
Adam Douglas    CAD
Kevin Doyle    Actor
Carol Dudley CDG CSA    Casting Director
Daniel Edwards CDG    Casting Director
Gretchen Egolf    Actor
Alexandra Gilbreath    Actor
Tracey Gillham CDG    Casting Director
Philip Gladwell    Interview Practice
Micci Gorrod    The Conscious Creative
Jo Hawes    Kids in Theatre
Charmian Hoare    Accent Assessor
Julie Hesmondhalgh    Actor
Lee Ingleby    Actor
David Johnson    Spanish Golden Age
Paterson Joseph    Actor
Andrew Killian    Q-ing From Music
Bridget Kimak    Model Making & Design
Joseph May    Animation/Video Game Voice Actor
Hannah Miller CDG    Head of Casting, RSC
Dr Andrea Moor     Practical Aesthetics
Jeremy Mortimer    Radio Drama Producer
Charles Palmer    Director
Nigel Planer    Actor
Geraldine Pilgrim    Site Specific Acting
Peter Polycarpou    Actor
Sophie Parrott CDG    Casting
Annelie Powell    Assistant Casting Director RSC
RB Health & Safety Solutions
Alistair Lindsey Renton    Agent, Curtis Brown
Richard Martin Lighting
Vicky Richardson    Casting Associate, Donmar Warehouse
Digby Robinson    Interview Practice
David Roylance    Presentation Skills
Kate Saxon    Director, Mo Cap & Video Games
Ginny Schiller CDG     Casting Director
Sam Spencer-Lane    Choreographer
Stage Electrics
Stage Management Association
Erica Stokes    Scenic Art
Liz Stoll    BBC Casting Director
Rosemarie Swinfield
TCG Artists Management
Joanna Town    Interview Practice
Sharon Tucknott    Prop Making
White Light
Paul Andrew Williams    Director
Rebecca Wright CDG    Casting Director
Wireless Theatre Company    Voice Reels
Anna Valley    Projection
Yamaha UK    Digital Sound


Principal’s Office

Amanda Bolger    PA to the Principal

Academic Services & Development

Amy Richardson    Registrar
Hannah Hurt    Assistant Registrar
Jack Beard    Assistant Registrar (Records & Data)
Steven Boodhun    Admissions Officer
Beth Welsh    Admissions Officer
Harriet Lambert    Admissions Assistant
Ella Howe    Acting Access and Widening Participation Manager
Paul Talan    Training, Learning & Quality Manager
Laura Dickens    Industry Liaison & Professional Development Officer
Monica Atagana    Genesis Network & Monitoring Officer
Melkorka Oskarsdottir    Librarian

Box Office & Front of House

Warrick Griggs   Box Office & Front of House Manager


Bethany McDonald Shepherd    Deputy Director of Development
Olivia Hood    Development Manager (Individual Giving)
Grace Archibald    Development Manager (Student Scholarships & Bursaries)
James Pierce    Development Assistant

Drama School

Karen Houlihan   Timetabling Officer
Terry Smith    Drama School Officer


Sean Sweeney    Facilities Manager
Alex Melving    Caretaker
Roy Mustoe    Caretaker
Mike Orchard    Caretaker
Geroge Williams    Caretaker
Chloé Taylor    Receptionist/Assistant Administrator


Robert Batty    Finance Manager
Gary Long    Finance Officer (Fees & Income)
Nazife Pope    Finance Officer (Purchase & Payments)
Satwinder Phull    
Payroll Officer
Alina Capra    Graduate Finance Trainee
Kierron Brown    Graduate Finance Trainee
Aine Donnelly   Graduate Finance Trainee

Human Resources

Kavitha Balasubramanian    HR Manager 
Shujana Khatun    HR Assistant 


Robert Dearlove    IT Manager


Katherine Andreen    Quality Standards & Compliance Manager
Joanne Beckford    Customer Service Administrator
Emeka Chukuma    System Project Manager
Sam Robinson    Customer Service Officer
Faye Carmichael    Qualifications Officer
Rose Boorer    Qualifications Officer
Ella Simkins    Office Administrator
Tanya Michael    International Officer   
Kamla Jassal    Results Supervisor 
Christina Williams    Qualifications Assessment Officer 
Khrystyna Zinkevica    Examinations Administrator
Laura Miah    Examinations Administrator
Simon King     Quality Standards & Compliance Officer
Nigel Le Grys    Examinations Administrator
Amanda McDonald    Examinations Administrator
Suzette Mendes    Examinations Administrator
James Randall-Coath    Examinations Administrator
Kellie Davies    Examinations Administrator
Alexander Thanni    Examinations Administrator
Bob Marsh    Examinations Administrator
Demi Rouse    Examinations Administrator 
Ashton Galloway    Examinations Administrator
Will Lewis-Smith    Examinations Administrator
Katherine Christopher    Examinations Administrator
Benish Khan    Examinations Administrator
Maria Williams    Operations Service Manager
Vinota Karunasaagarar    Publishing Officer
Linda Macrow    Chief Examiner
Marcia Carr    
Deputy Chief Examiner

Marketing & Communications

Alice Lambe    Digital Manager
Tom Thorpe    Digital Content Officer
Alice Smith    Acting Marketing Manager
Francesca Hoare    Press & Media Manager
Nathaniel Palmer    Marketing Intern