Meet the team
CEO & Creative Director
Katherine is the founding Director of 20Twenty Productions. Katherine loves to support our youth theatres as a director, producer and script writer. This resonates with her passion of working with and supporting children and young people. Katherine is passionate about the difference that arts can make to the lives of everyone, but particularly children and young people, especially the impact on their confidence and overall mental health and wellbeing. It is Katherine’s drive that has seen the launch of the CAP, YAB, wider music provision, school programmes and so much more. She is always looking for innovative ways to make that difference.
Director of comms and evaluation
Tim has many years of experience working in the IT industry. This includes being an IT Manager for 15 years within a global pharmaceutical company, a Creative Trainer for Apple, a web developer and an app developer. Tim also found time to be a professional photographer and filmmaker at the weekends! Tim uses his digital experience to develop various creative projects for 20Twenty Productions. This includes our creative learning space – Neurons. Tim has a BSc (First) in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Consumer Psychology.
Director, Creative Learning Programme Manager
Max joined the team in July 2018 as a Projects and Events Assistant completing a Business Administration Apprenticeship. Prior to this, Max joined our Youth Theatre in Whittlesey back in 2011 as a very shy young boy. Performing in over 15 shows with 20Twenty and at the Key Theatre in Peterborough, Max then completed two LAMDA exams. He is now on our board of directors and our Creative Learning Programme manager, overseeing all the company’s creative learning programmes and also the line manager to Caden, our Marketing Assistant.
Marian is one of the founding Directors of 20Twenty Productions. She runs our organisation’s hugely successful Arts Award element and is passionate about delivering it. As a mixed media artist, Marian also delivers our Discover Days as an artist and many of our other creative projects. She strongly believes a creative expression is a vital tool for health and well-being, that everyone should have access to the arts and the importance of the arts’ role in the community. Marian is also our Environmental Champion.
Music & Media Manager
Tom has worked with 20Twenty since 2011, helping us deliver projects like the Original Music Project. Tom is a well-known local musician who has played the guitar for 20 years and regularly performs locally with various bands. Tom is also an experienced studio musician and sound engineer, having recorded in studios in London and Cambridge. Tom has also provided sound for many events over the years and enjoys the challenge of engineering a live band. Tom’s main focus is the Youth Music funded project, Musical Futures. This is a 3-year project and involves him working closely with the Music Ambassadors and running workshops within schools such as Rock Band. He also runs songwriting workshops throughout the year; young people learn the craft of songwriting, and these songs are then recorded in our studio and released on our own label.
Ellie joined the team in February 2022 as our part-time administrator. She is no stranger to 20Twenty – in 2010, she was part of one of the first-ever groups of young people to achieve a Bronze Arts Award. During her teens, she also dabbled in theatrical lighting design and technology and ran the light desk for several productions at the Town Hall for both in-house and external artists. She has now rejoined the team a few (alright, several!) years later to provide support across multiple projects.
Caden has been a part of 20Twenty since the very beginning, joining us as a youth theatre young person. He has hugely grown in confidence, and has previously completed work experience with us. We’re delighted that Caden is joining us full time in August 2022 as our apprentice, marketing assistant while gaining a level 3 qualification. Caden is responsible for sharing to social media, updating our website and being a part of our regular comms strategy. As well as bringing the energy on STEM sessions!
Cultural Learning & Participation Coordinator
Nia started at 20Twenty in 2018 as part of a social action programme. She quickly joined Youth Theatre and became part of the family, falling in love with the performing arts opportunities that quickly fell into her lap. You may have seen Nia performing at our regular events such as Geri’s Song, acoustic evenings or any other events as one of our Music Ambassadors. Nia started volunteering with our youngest youth theatre at 13 and loved helping out with our younger performers. Soon after leaving year 11, Nia began working part-time for 20Twenty, leading a music curriculum-led programme in a local primary school. Nia is now an apprentice at 20Twenty, studying to get a level 3 qualification as our Cultural Learning & Participation Coordinator, who is responsible for helping design and deliver some of the many creative learning programmes we run.
ProActivate Programme Manager
As our Sport & Well-being Manager, Kylan is responsible for our physical activity programmes within the Social Action & Wellbeing team. As a qualified Level 2 gym instructor and now Level 3 personal trainer, he delivers sports sessions, including football, cricket, footgolf, tag-NFL and fitness activities. Kylan works with the team on the Get Active section of Neurons, encouraging young people to stay healthy and to understand the benefits of burning off excess energy, whatever the weather. He also leads on our well-being umbrella, supporting young people in Fenland in staying charged and taking care of themselves.
Wellbeing & Youth Voice Coordinator
Rhianna joined the 20Twenty team in August 2022. Rhianna started coordinating our social action and youth voice projects but very quickly found a passion for supporting others wellbeing. She manages several of our wellbeing and projects such as the Wellbeing Ambassadors, 5 Ways to Wellbeing programmes and our NCS programmes. She recently achieved her mental health first aider certificate.
Liv joined the 20Twenty team in August 2022. She is in the process of completing her Level 3 qualification in Content Production. Liv expresses her creativity within the content she produces. As a young person Liv also represents youth voice within our organisation and feeds into community projects like Library Presents & Fenland Young Creatives.
Stanley started volunteering with us at the start of 2022 as part of our Insight group, where he found his love for media. He helped with photography and filming at different events throughout the year. In August of 2023 he started his Level 3 Content Creation apprenticeship with us and is now part of our Creative Learning and STEM team working on projects in and out of schools.
Chair (Non-Executive Director)
Rachel has had a long and continuing career in education. Previously a head teacher and deputy diocesan director of education for Ely Diocese, she now works as a consultant primarily for the national SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglian and Methodist Schools) central team. Other current roles include chair of governors in a local primary school and trustee of a Church of England Multi Academy Trust. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing and spending time with family and friends.
Stuart is a qualified primary teacher. He has led music and ICT supporting the wider curriculum through innovative, project-based learning. He has been an Advisory Teacher for ICT in the London Borough of Greenwich and Manager of the borough’s City Learning Centre scheme. In 2011, he established an educational technology consultancy with a partner (IE Solutions Ltd), which supports schools internationally in developing and implementing Computing curricula. In his role as Director, he has presented at global events. He has developed curriculum content for SAM Labs, KUBO, pi-top and LEGO Education.
Non executive Director – Inclusivity & Diversity
Shannon joined 20Twenty in 2012 for her year 10 work experience, where it was then she decided she’d like to pursue Event Management. She later achieved a First Class Honours in BA Event Management at the University of Greenwich. Since 2012, Shannon has had many roles within 20Twenty, delivering projects through Live and Virtual Events, Social Media, Content Creation, and even redesigning our branding. She has worked in an events agency and in-house for a large UK brand, earning esteemed industry awards. Shannon is so passionate about improving social mobility that she enjoys sharing her knowledge with the young people we work with through workshops to build their skills and provide them with opportunities. Her main objective as a director is to implement a strategy to ensure we are inclusive and diverse as an organisation.
Non executive Director
Sarah is Deputy Head of a local primary school and Lead Arts Ambassador in East Anglia for The Elliot Foundation & Academy Trust (TEFAT). She has worked in close partnership with members of the 20Twenty team for over 10 years. This SLE (Senior Leader in Education) role sees her supporting an ever growing team of Arts Ambassadors in all 8 East Anglian Schools. As a Trinity Arts Advisor she also enjoys working with young people of all ages supporting them to achieve their Arts Award. In her spare time Sarah loves nothing more than MDing Youth Theatre productions, usually joined by her twin girls Bella and Eva. As a local girl born and bred, her main aim as a Director is to ensure that children are given a wide breadth of experiences in relation to the Arts, promoting career opportunities and helping young people develop high aspirations for their future careers.
Our well-being friend
Frankie joined the Nightingale family in 2021 and soon after, joined the 20Twenty team. Since then, she has uplifted everyone around her. She spends nearly every day in the 20Twenty office, ensuring everyone is safe and in check with their well-being.