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.

Abbie Button

Marketing Officer

Abbie Button

Marketing Officer

Joined the herd: November 2018

Loves: Period dramas, ABBA and apple crumble.

Hates: People who lean on handrails on busy public transport

Fun fact: I have four sets of twins in my family – myself my mum, dad and cousins are all twins. Ironically, my mum also has a phobia of buttons.

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Áine Flanagan

Festival Programmer and Producer

Áine Flanagan

Festival Programmer and Producer

Joined the herd: August 2019

Loves: Eating pizza in bed for breakfast.

Hates: There being no pizza left to eat in bed for breakfast.

Fun fact: I had a pet peacock, grew up in a sweet shop and lived across the road from a circus.

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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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Annie Wheeler

Marketing Manager

Annie Wheeler

Marketing Manager

Joined the herd: August 2018

Loves: Good coffee and crime podcasts!

Hates: People who eat really smelly food on public transport.

Fun fact: Is unusually susceptible to gravity.

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Ashlinn Sambrook

Ticketing Manager

Ashlinn Sambrook

Ticketing Manager

Joined the herd: November 2016

Loves: Photography, travel and the snow

Hates: Groups who take up the whole footpath when walking

Fun fact: Once attempted to cross the Jordanian/Israeli border on the one day a year it is closed.

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Bertie Woodhead

Head of Bars & Catering

Bertie Woodhead

Head of Bars & Catering

Joined the herd: August 2007

Loves: Mountains, Cricket, Fudge

Hates: Chocolate Ice cream

Fun fact: My only stage appearance was non-speaking as a Christmas pudding in a school play aged 5

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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.

Elizabeth Burchell

Director of Marketing & Communications

Elizabeth Burchell

Director of Marketing & Communications

Joined the herd: July 2017

Loves: Marmite

Hates: Erroneous use of apostrophes

Fun fact: Once crashed a motorbike into a tree (neither the tree nor she was hurt)

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Holly Reiss

Executive Producer

Holly Reiss

Executive Producer

Joined the herd: September 2016

Loves: Condiments and wales

Hates: Evil bananas

Fun fact: Once upon a time I was able to do a double salchow

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Iga Swarbrick

HR Advisor

Iga Swarbrick

HR Advisor

Joined the herd: November 2018

Loves: Food (including hazelnuts), champagne & good novel

Hates: Things not going to plan

Fun fact: Taekwondo blue belt owner

James Oakley

Production Manager

James Oakley

Production Manager

Joined the herd: September 2013

Loves: Motorcycles, terrible jokes and my children. Sometimes, but not always in that order…

Hates: My colleagues’ terrible jokes…

Fun fact: I once had to remove Ronnie Corbetts car from the back of house lift in the Royal Festival Hall, because his wife had mistaken it for a car parking space. To this day, no one knows how she got it in…

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James ‘Evil’ Turner

Technical Manager

James ‘Evil’ Turner

Technical Manager

Joined the herd: April 2015

Loves: Climbing things

Hates: Feeling the urge to sneeze but being unable to

Jonathan Kettle

Payroll & Management Accountant

Jonathan Kettle

Payroll & Management Accountant

Joined the herd: August 2013

Loves: Drama

Hates: Music videos and animals

Fun fact: Webbed toes (I have them)

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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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Lauren Carroll

Marketing Manager

Lauren Carroll

Marketing Manager

Joined the herd: August 2019

Loves: The beach, good food and good coffee

Hates: Bad coffee

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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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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Martyn Wood

Associate Producer

Martyn Wood

Associate Producer

Joined the herd: June 2015

Loves: Coca-Cola. By the pint.

Hates: Mushrooms

Fun fact: Once produced (and appeared in) a Christmas pantomime co-starring the NZ Prime Minister

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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

Box Office Manager

Natalie Norman

Box Office Manager

Joined the herd: August 2011

Loves: Stand-up comedy, quirky jewellery, vintage clothing and fringe festivals.

Hates: Hot fruit, Steve Wright’s Serious Jockin’ and deflated balloons.

Fun fact: I appear in an episode of Harry Hill’s TV Burp dressed as a panda playing the bagpipes.

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Philly Waygood

Senior Box Office Manager

Philly Waygood

Senior Box Office Manager

Joined the herd: November 2014

Loves: Snow, mountains, skiing, cats, taking photos, my home, saucisson, cheese

Hates: Mushrooms.

Fun fact: I was once interviewed by Davina McCall to be on a ski version of Street Mate called Ski Mate. I was edited out when it was shown on TV (which is probably a good thing).

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Rachel Sivills-McCann

Event Producer, Hogmanay

Rachel Sivills-McCann

Event Producer, Hogmanay

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 Coordinator

Rebecca Foster

Production Coordinator

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 Bar Manager

Roddy Fisher

Edinburgh Bar 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

Christmas Producer

Ruth Fisher

Christmas 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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Sarah Fleming

Head of Operations

Sarah Fleming

Head of Operations

Joined the herd: Fringes since 2004/full time 2008

Loves: Great design

Hates: People that stand in front of the train doors on the platform.

Fun fact: In Switzerland it is illegal to own just one guinea pig.

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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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Stella Kirkby

Senior Marketing Manager

Stella Kirkby

Senior Marketing Manager
Joined the herd: January 2020
Loves: Wine and cheese sessions, solid conversation, creativity in all its manifestations and good coffee paired with a captivating book.
Hates: Slow walkers that take up the whole footpath! And wind.
Fun Fact: I ALWAYS have a book in my bag.

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Thomas Wales

Programme Assistant

Thomas Wales

Programme Assistant

Joined the herd: February 2019

Loves: Instagram (@tommy.wales)

Hates: Being called Tom. Football. And nuts.

Fun fact: Love skiing so much that I have a ski tattooed on to each foot!

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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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