Chief Executive & Artistic Director
Kate oversees all enterprise at the Granary. She is responsible for devising the artistic agenda, concerts programme and educational work. She is also active as a chamber musician, producer, BBC writer and presenter.
Business Development Manager
Tam is responsible for developing and nurturing new business opportunities to further the Granary’s ambitions and objectives. She has over 20 years experience in the educational travel sector and the hospitality industry.
Ian is jointly responsible with Kate for curating the music programme at the Granary. He is a solo pianist, recording artist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher; and is Artistic Director of Pixels Ensemble, formed in 2016.
Visual Arts Curator
Louis is a curator, writer and DJ who has gained experience in commercial galleries and international institutions and founded the experimental project space studio/chapple. He is responsible for the visual arts programming at the Granary.
Louise takes care of all the administrative operations at the Granary. She has a career background in the IT sector, working with publishing houses and advertising agencies; and subsequently worked in primary school administration.
Simon is responsible for caretaking, cleaning, maintenance and caring for the grounds. He has worked at Stapleford Granary since the centre opened in 2010, and also runs his own commercial cleaning company, SF Cleaning.
Sound & Lighting Technician
Paul provides lighting, sound and other technical support for events at the Granary. He draws on 40 years experience, working with all genres of music. He established his own Cambridge-based business, Solitech, in 2000.
Head of Digital Marketing
Sam develops and implements the Granary’s digital marketing strategy. He is a marketeer with broad experience across the travel, publishing and education sectors, and is Head of Marketing for ACE Cultural Tours.
Mark is the chair of trustees, responsible for the governance and direction of Stapleford Granary; and a non-executive director of ACE Cultural Tours. Mark has spent his career working in educational and group travel, and is a trustee of the tennis charity, Bright Ideas for Tennis.
In a former legal career Christine worked with a wide range of charities and educational bodies. She has a lifelong interest in the arts and co-founded the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction, now part of the Early Career Awards presented by the National Centre for Writing.
John is a pianist, accompanist and chamber musician with many years of association with ACE Cultural Tours. As Tour Director, he has specialisms in Mozart, Mahler and sacred music and has taken ACE travellers to explore the sights of Bavaria, Leipzig, Weimar, Bonn and Parma.
Sarah is an art historian, freelance lecturer and Tour Director for ACE Cultural Tours. She spent much of her career working in museums and galleries, including at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and has always had a passion to make the arts accessible and inclusive. Sarah is an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society and a Lay Canon at Ely Cathedral.
David is CEO of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust and Chair of the Neurological Alliance, a national umbrella body of more than 70 charities. He was previously a Trustee at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and also ran BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, launching their online services.
Peter is Chief Investment Officer of Martlet Capital Limited, a deeptech and healthcare-focused venture capital firm based in Cambridge. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. With a strong interest in the Arts, Peter’s principal pastimes involve music – especially jazz – and nature & landscape photography.
Toni is an architectural designer with a love of Scandinavian design and furniture. She runs her own studio and has worked in Cambridgeshire for 20 years. Toni was the designer for the Phase 1 development of Stapleford Granary including the concert hall and foyer.
Lesley ThompsonLesley is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has worked in the Arts, Health and Higher Education sectors - most recently as Bursar of Lucy Cavendish College in the University of Cambridge. She has also been a primary and secondary school governor and was previously chair of Cambridge Community Arts.