The Teatro Vivo Board are:

Anne Biggs

Director of the Jewel in the Strand, a large-scale heritage project, Anne has worked at various cultural organisations including the Philharmonia, Historic Royal Palaces, and English National Ballet. Anne is also on the board of the Freud Museum. 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.

Tim Burgess

Tim is a business leader, non-executive director and trustee. He is a passionate team leader, able to use strategic, analytical thinking to drive business growth.

Tim currently leads the London Studio of TODD Architects, where he has created robust business plan, to develop the studio through building strategic relationships, and communicating a clear vision. Highly organized and methodical, with proven abilities across all levels of organizational management. Tim has built a highly effective team by mentoring and coaching employees.

Tim is a Non-Executive Director at Board Level at EduEco+, sitting on the Startup Business Advisory Group. In his architects practice he has instigated community-led projects for the Bankside Open Spaces Trust, and the Festival of Architecture. Tim also acts as a mentor for young people through the Blueprint for All Charity, and the University of Westminster’s Working Cultures UK programme.

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

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.

Katie Hogben

Katie is a data, EDI and marketing lead with over twelve years experience in the arts, charity and private sectors. She is data-driven, target-focused, and creative.
In her current role as Audience Diversity and Inclusion Lead as part of the senior leadership team at the Natural History Museum, she leads on EDI and Accessibility for external audiences across all departments, tasked with writing the Museum's new Audience Development strategy.

Her experience includes leading on Data and Equality at Philharmonia Orchestra, two years in a pivotal role in the Marketing department at Turner Contemporary in the lead up to Turner Prize 2019, and four years leading on Marketing and Audience Development for Power of Women Festival.

She is Chartered Institute of Marketing qualified, with a first class degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent, and an MA in Screenwriting from the National Film and Television School.

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.

Naomi Winston (Chair)

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