Brighton Theatre Trustees

Jean Rogers (Chair) actress/writer, trained Guildhall School of Music & Drama, played two seasons in Laurence Olivier’s Chichester Festival Company, and was a founder member of the National Theatre. She has made over a thousand broadcasts in TV drama, and from 1980 to 91 was Dolly Skilbeck in Emmerdale. She has been an Equity Councillor since 1994, and was Vice President 2004-14.

Steve Pavey (Treasurer) has spent much of his working life in the world of public sector finance, most recently as Finance and Business Director of the University of Sussex. He is Chair of Actors of Dionysus and a trustee of several charities. He has a strong enthusiasm for the dramatic arts, and is keen on bringing the discipline of good corporate governance into the charity world.

Irene Campbell (Secretary) studied modern languages for her BA, librarianship for her MA and early 20th Century English Literature for a PhD. Working in local government, she was Assistant Director, Communities and Customer Services in East Sussex, which included the cultural and literary agenda for the County Council. She was Chair of the Fellowship Council and for many years a trustee for the RSA. 

Nigel Pittman trained as an actor at RADA but became a civil servant with the Scottish Office and DCMS. He also worked for National Museums Scotland, the Community Fund and Arts Council England. He has been a Board member of Edinburgh and Brighton Festivals and is a Trustee of Brighton Early Music Festival.

Teohna Williams works internationally using theatre as a tool for peacebuilding. She was an actor for ten years, playing parts as diverse as Cecily in Talawa’s Theatre’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and Roni in the TV sitcom Desmonds. She has a BA in Anthropology and English from Oxford Brookes and a Masters in International Relations from Columbia University.