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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

Helen is an Exhibition Project Officer at Mercers’ Company and will be a SGSAH AHRC funded PhD student in History of Art at the University of Glasgow from October 2022.

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).

Sarah Fitzgerald

Sarah Fitzgerald

Board Member

Sarah is Partner at Carpenter Box Chartered Accountants  and has over 30 years of experience in both practice and industry. Before joining Carpenter Box in October 2018, she ran her own accountancy practice in West Sussex.  

Alison Lapper MBE

Alison Lapper MBE

Board Member

Alison is an artist, television presenter, speaker and co-founder of The Drug of Art project. Alison has a First Class Honors Degree in Fine Art and is a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

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. Proto has founded The Fish Factory, The Fat Greek Taverna, The Fish Factory Boutique and Costa’s Gold Organic Olive Oil. He is also a Director of the town center steering group (TCI).

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