Our herd

Meet the herd

Our passionate team of brilliant, make-it- happen individuals, all working hard to ensure the grass is always greenest on the right side of the fence.

Áine Flanagan

Festival Programmer and Producer

Áine Flanagan

Festival Programmer and Producer

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Aisling Galligan

Festival Programmer

Aisling Galligan

Festival Programmer

Joined the herd: March 2017

Loves: Pasta. Being by the sea. Being by the sea eating cake or pasta.

Hates: Really high shelves and clothes rails in shops

Fun fact: Once represented Ireland at the Model European Parliament in Rome.

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Charlie Wood

Director

Charlie Wood

Director

Joined the herd: August 2000

Loves: McDonalds plain hamburgers – preferably 3 at once.

Hates: Sweet potato

Fun fact: Once turned a quadbike head over heels in north Scotland. My right shoe was found 10m up on the bank above. The left one was never found…

Dave Watson

Director of Production

Dave Watson

Director of Production

Joined the herd: July 2002

Loves: Rugby, Truss and Scarf Dancing!

Hates: Celery and people saying they have “tried their best”!

Fun fact: The best number is 73…

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Ed Bartlam

Director

Ed Bartlam

Director

Joined the herd: August 2000

Loves: Sea and Sun. Dim Sum and James Bond. The perfect evening

Hates: Any food served on a ‘bed of rocket’

Fun fact: Charlie’s sister had to shave my armpits and legs for a production of The Merchant of Venice at the 1999 Fringe in which I played Portia as a drag queen. The show was not successful.

Holly Reiss

Executive Producer

Holly Reiss

Executive Producer

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Hope Martin

Marketing Officer

Hope Martin

Marketing Officer

Joined the herd: April 2022

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Jasper Jarvis

Accounts Payable Assistant

Jasper Jarvis

Accounts Payable Assistant

Joined the herd: November 2021

Loves: Tattoos and sushi

Hates: Horses

Fun fact: A track I made got played at a Robyn concert

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Joe Ewing

Production Assistant

Joe Ewing

Production Assistant

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Jonny Brown

Bars Manager

Jonny Brown

Bars Manager

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Keir Shields

Marketing Manager

Keir Shields

Marketing Manager

Joined the herd: May 2022

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Kenny Easson

Production Manager

Kenny Easson

Production Manager

Joined the herd: February 2002

Loves: Lego, drums and skiing

Hates: Mayonnaise

Fun fact: There are currently over 400 billion lego bricks in the world

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Khadra Mohamed

Programming Assistant

Khadra Mohamed

Programming Assistant

Joined the herd: April 2022

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Lauren Carroll

Senior Marketing Manager

Lauren Carroll

Senior Marketing Manager

Joined the herd: August 2019

Loves: The beach and good coffee

Hates: Shopping centres at Christmas time

Fun fact: A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance!

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Lauren Manning

PA to Directors & London Office Manager

Lauren Manning

PA to Directors & London Office Manager

Joined the herd: March 2018

Loves: Gin, cheese & boxing (but probably not at the same time…)

Hates: Being on public transport without headphones.

Fun fact: My family continually spell my name incorrectly after a mistake on my 18th birthday cake. They find it hilarious, Luaren does not.

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Lottie Fowler

Digital Marketing Assistant

Lottie Fowler

Digital Marketing Assistant

Joined the herd: May 2022

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Marina Dixon

Head of Programming & Producer

Marina Dixon

Head of Programming & Producer

Joined the herd: January 2008

Loves: Cycling

Hates: Badly lit rooms

Fun fact: Performed in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games

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Mary Gleeson

Head of Brand Partnerships

Mary Gleeson

Head of Brand Partnerships

Joined the herd: February 2013

Loves: The sea. In it, on it or just looking at it. Preferably warm, blue sea. Also, wine…and cheese.

Hates: People who sniff. I am not afraid to hand a tissue to a stranger sniffing near me.

Fun fact: I got married underwater in the presence of dolphins.

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Natalie Norman

Senior Box Office and Customer Service Manager

Natalie Norman

Senior Box Office and Customer Service Manager

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Rachel Sivills-McCann

Event Producer

Rachel Sivills-McCann

Event Producer

Joined the herd: August 2015 (freelance)/June 2017 (full time)

Loves: Drinking tea and eating cake

Hates: Being cold

Fun fact: Prize-winning Irish dancer (nightmare when drunk in an Irish bar)

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Rebecca Foster

Production Manager

Rebecca Foster

Production Manager

Joined the herd: March 2015

Loves: Coffee, music, dungarees and Garibaldi’s

Hates: People who don’t pick up their trays at airport security

Fun fact: Ran two half marathons dressed as a boob

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Roddy Fisher

Edinburgh Bars Manager

Roddy Fisher

Edinburgh Bars Manager

Joined the herd: August 2006

Loves: Spending time with my family, cooking, eating out, drinking cocktails

Hates: Forced fun!

Fun fact: Been known to help out Santa on occasion

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Ruth Fisher

Event Producer

Ruth Fisher

Event Producer

Joined the herd: May 2013

Loves: Cactuses, spa days, dancing and adventures

Hates: Bad Santas and lazy elves

Fun fact: I have 3 Blue Peter badges

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Ryan Beattie

Head of Operations

Ryan Beattie

Head of Operations

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Sam Campbell

Programming Assistant

Sam Campbell

Programming Assistant

Joined the herd: May 2022

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Steven Kilpatrick

Warehouse Manager

Steven Kilpatrick

Warehouse Manager

Joined the herd: December 2015

Loves: Driving and music

Hates: Hot drinks

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Tim O'Sullivan-Guy

Finance Director

Tim O'Sullivan-Guy

Finance Director

Joined the herd: October 2019

Loves: Grease 2

Hates: Grease 1

Fun fact: I’ve been told that I walk like a mountain goat

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Ursula Fairlie

Marketing Officer

Ursula Fairlie

Marketing Officer

Joined the herd: June 2022

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