Our Team

  • Our Chief Executive James Heaton is a white man wearing a black tshirt, stood in front of a brick wall looking quite serious but smiling.

    James Heaton

    Chief Executive & Creative Director
    James loves all sorts of music, particularly anything involving a piano. When he’s not Woolwich Working he likes to cook and learn to code.
  • Ali is a white woman with short brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt, stood in front of a sunny brick wall and smiling.

    Ali Gannagé-Stewart

    Executive Director
    Ali likes a good mix of the great outdoors, paddle boarding around the coast and seeing gigs and shows followed by good food in London with friends.
  • Mark Smedley

    Operations Director
    Mark enjoys a walk, run or bike ride, and a good meal after. He loves being by water so spends as much time as he can by the Thames, with good company or a good book!
  • Katy Bednarz

    Venue Management Apprentice
    Katy grew up in the Borough and lives locally. She loves catching stand-up comedy shows, exploring galleries and museums and trying out new recipes, especially Italian.
  • Ed Collings

    Venue Technician
    Ed grew up in Woolwich and has lived in the borough of Greenwich for over 20 years. When he's not behind a sound desk he’s cooking up a storm in the kitchen!
  • Linda Conlon

    Bar and Catering Manager
    Linda loves eating at new restaurants and old favourites around London. She loves socialising with her friends and family. Even better when it's at a gig or festival!
  • Niamh Denyer

    Visitor Services Assistant
    Niamh hails from Ireland originally and has lived in Woolwich for three years. She loves to spend her free time at the theatre or the cinema or doing a spot of yoga.
  • Sean is a young white man with dark brown hair. He is wearing a dark blue shirt and leaning against a brick wall, smiling into the camera.

    Sean Doherty

    Marketing & Communications Manager
    Sean grew up just up the river from Woolwich and still calls South East London home. Most likely seen in a record store, down the front at a gig or learning Italian.
  • Clemmie Forfar

    Assistant to Chief Executive
    Clemmie has been a Greenwich resident for eight years. She loves to cook, go for long walks and swim in the lido when she’s not spending time with her family and friends.
  • Liss Goodliffe

    Programme Manager
    Liss loves the outdoors and exploring London’s green spaces. At weekends she can be found wandering around markets, baking treats for friends, or watching live music.
  • Mia Gulati

    Development Manager
    Mia used to live in New Delhi and was a primary school teacher. She now spends her evenings at the theatre, at the local pub quiz or at home watching reality television.
  • Precious is a black woman with plaited hair, and is smiling in the sunshine in front of a brick wall.

    Precious Jeffers

    Education & Community Programme Manager
    Precious has lived in London for over twenty years and in Greenwich borough for twelve. She loves new creative experiences.
  • Georgia is a white woman with brown wavy hair, wearing a white shirt and leaning against a brick wall in the sunshine. She is smiling towards the camera.

    Georgia Maxwell

    Event Manager
    Georgia loves live music and eating her way around London. On weekends, she's escaping London by bike, visiting the local market, and trying not to sink at the lido!
  • Ginene is a white woman with long brown hair, wearing a white sleeveless top. She is standing in front of a brick wall in the sunshine and smiling.

    Ginene Meek

    Head of Finance
    Ginene enjoys listening to music, visiting art galleries, and socialising with friends & family at the weekends. She is a keen runner and also enjoys cycling to work!
  • Ify Obanye

    Event Sales Manager
    Ify is an Event Sales Manager by day, and a Soul/RnB Singer by night, as well as a Personal Trainer! After work you'll find her at the gym, at a gig, or roller skating.
  • Grace is a white woman with curly brown hair, stood near some plants in front of a brick wall and smiling.

    Grace Pinner

    Education and Community Programme Manager
    Grace is passionate about creative opportunities being open to all and wants everyone to experience the joy that arts in the broadest sense can bring.
  • Nigel Roake

    Visitor Services Assistant
    Nigel grew up in Blackheath. He is passionate about railway heritage & photography, volunteering with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust.
  • Pauline Samuels

    Pauline has lived in the Borough for 20 years. She loves cooking Caribbean food such as jerk chicken with rice and peas and spending time with her grandchildren.
  • Andy is a white man with light blonde hair, wearing a blue t-shirt. He stands in front of a brick wall and smiles towards the camera.

    Andy Sellar

    Technical Manager
    Andy loves to explore local cuisines especially when travelling, which he was able to do extensively while working as a sound engineer on cruise ships around the world.
  • Smriti Shresthaniroula

    Visitor Services Assistant
    Smriti is from the beautiful county of Nepal and has lived in Greenwich for 11 years. She loves attending live concerts and taking part in charitable community events.
  • Hatti Simpson

    Ticketing & Digital Manager
    Hatti can often be found in a theatre or at a gig, on long walks along the river, or stuck into a good book. She’s usually easy to spot with her brightly coloured hair!
  • Nikki Smith

    Head of Events
    Nikki is often working on new writing ideas, with her nose in a book, or baking yummy things. She's learning martial arts so ask her about her Japanese sword fighting!
  • Lucy Spong

    Head of Operations
    Lucy loves a night in with a good book just as much as a pub quiz or a comedy gig. She's lived in the borough for 15 years since, and never misses an Ireland rugby match!
  • Becca is a young white woman with long straight blonde hair, stood smiling in front of a brick wall

    Becca Thomason

    Programme Manager
    Becca loves spending the evening going to gigs and the theatre. In her spare time you’ll find her putting on pub shows for her friends or jogging around Hackney Marshes.