The Teatro Vivo Board are:

Anne Biggs

As Head of Trusts and Foundations at the Philharmonia, Anne Biggs is responsible for managing the organisation’s Arts Council NPO funding and other statutory funding, as well as funding from trusts, foundations, embassies and livery companies. Anne has worked at Historic Royal Palaces, English National Ballet, and a number of disability organisations. Outside of her day job, Anne is on the board of the Freud Museum, London. Previously, she mentored through Mentoring Pathways, was an Enterprise Advisor within the Mayor of London’s Enterprise Network, and was a Management Committee member of Angelshed, an inclusive theatre company. Anne is undertaking a part time history PhD, building on her MA research, focusing on ideas of selfhood and identity in early modern Spain and Peru.

Shani Crawford

Shani Crawford is Head of Engagement at the Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery having previously worked as Director of Learning & Engagement at the Philharmonia, as well as the Royal Academy of Dance and Culture&.  Shani has nearly ten of experience of delivering, managing and volunteering across the arts and heritage sector and has a specific interest and commitment to diversifying the sector through centering the engagement and experiences of marginalised communities

Pippa Davis

Pippa knew she wanted to work in the arts from a young age, honing in on work that had positive impact across a variety of different communities. After 15 years she moved to working in local government to build on her ability to give back to her community, initially working as a Grants and Business Manager and now as a Project Manager in education.

Sarah Edwards (Treasurer)

Sarah is a chartered accountant and is currently finance director for a leading international theatrical production company.  She has worked in the theatre industry since 2014, and prior to that worked in corporate accounting roles after qualifying with one of the Big 4 accounting firms.

Cat Hooper

Catherine is the General Manager of TINA the Tina Turner Musical, which received its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018.

During her time at MRL she has managed shows including Heisenberg for Elliott Harper Productions, several seasons of La Soireéboth in London and internationally, and the West End revival of The Dresser.  Catherine was also responsible for setting up the child company of the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot and assisting Beautiful – the Carole King Musical. Other shows include: the Korean transfer of ONCE the Musical, Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, the BAM transfer of A Doll’s House, and Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense.

Catherine has been on the Stage One Apprentice scheme and also worked at Sonia Friedman Productions assisting on the opening of The Book of Mormon and Old Times.

Jayson Mansaray

Jayson Mansaray is a print and broadcast journalist and presenter specialising in arts culture and entertainment. He co-presented the 2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition programme on BBC2 with Kirsty Wark and has over eight years experience working on air and as producer for outlets including TRT World, BBC5live, HuffPostUK and Reuters. 

Naomi Winston (Chair)

Naomi is a barrister at the Chancery Bar and a long term friend of the company.