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Our Team

On this page, you will find details of our Board of Trustees and our Executive Team. If you wish to contact any of our departments, please visit our Contact page

Board of Trustees

Peter Cadwallader

Peter Cadwallader

Chair

A qualified solicitor and entrepreneur. Peter  previously worked in the City for Price Waterhouse Coopers, DMH Stallard and Maitland Advisory. 

Scott Marshall

Scott Marshall

Vice Chair

Chair of Capital Projects Committee

 A professional with over 28 years direct experience in delivering central and local governments’ economic growth and cultural agendas.

Cepta Kelly

Cepta Kelly

Board Member

Chair of Nominations Committee

Cepta has had a career advising across a wide range of legal issues, and currently is the Legal Director of a medical device manufacturing group. 

Lousie Burgess

Louise Burgess

Board Member

Louise is originally from Peterborough but moved to Worthing 29 years ago. She has worked in HR for 18 years and joined European Recruitment Limited from October 2021

Andrew Comben

Andrew Comben

Board Member

Andrew joined Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival as Chief Executive in 2008, and developed a new vision for the organisation as a year-round centre of artistic activity. 

Simon Parsonage

Simon Parsonage

Board Member

Chair of Finance & Audit Committee

Chair of Renumberation Committee

As a qualified Chartered Accountant Simon has worked in a number of industries including for the past 12 years working as FD for The Chichester Festival Theatre. In addition he is actively involved, through a number of organisations, in supporting theatres and theatre work.

Helen Persson-Swain

Helen Persson-Swain

Board Member

Chair of Fundraising Committee

An experienced museum leader and curator with a specialism in fashion, Helen has worked across Europe and has carried out research worldwide.

Julie Kapsalis

Julie Kapsalis

Board Member

Chair at Coast to Capital LEP and Catalyst South Julie is also Commercial Director at Nescot (North East Surrey College of Technology).

Dr James Broomfield

Dr James Broomfield

Board Member
(until 9th July 2022)

An experienced marketing consultant Dr Broomfield has spent ten years as an exhibiting artist and furthered his interests in art business and art history.  

Trading Subsidiary

Andy Sparsis

Andy Sparsis

Trading Subsidiary Chair

Andy Sparsis is the founder of Proto Restaurant Group and has been a proud member of the Worthing business community for over 15 years. 

Executive Team

Amanda O’Reilly

Creative Director and CEO


Gerry Connolly

Head of Museums and Exhibitions


Pamela Kent

Head of Marketing and Development


Jill Stewart

Executive Director (Company Secretary)


Matthew Pike

Head of Technical, Production and Buildings


Rachel Madden-Ward

Head of Customer Experience


Bernard Dodds

Head of Finance


Gemma Curtis

Head of Programming