Meet the team

At the Shaftesbury, our dedicated team works hard every day to produce the best visitor experience possible. We believe in building a community of supportive, welcoming individuals who are motivated and rise to  challenges. As the largest independent theatre in the West End, we take pride in hosting shows that are original and distinctive, supported by the entire the Shaftesbury team.

Meet our team below and learn more about the achievements, responsibilities, and values of our staff.

Donald Taffner Jr.


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Jeff Cotugno

Chief Operating Officer

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James Williams

Chief Executive

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Gareth Booker

Operations Director

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Rob Chester

Financial Director

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Michaela Moores

Head of House Management

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Kirk Golding

Head of Ticketing

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Peter Goodman

Head of Electrics

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Tara Prasad

Head of Business Development

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Jimmy Quinn

Head of Stage

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Rich Penrose

Head of Bars and Hospitality

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Accountants – Annetjie Schwenk, David Moreno

Accounts Assistants – Christopher Munkondya, Brittany Krill

Agency Accountant – Elena Solodka

Operations Co-ordinator – Indy Alabi

Deputy Box Office Manager – Fiona Brooke-Holland

Assistant Box Office Managers – Wendy Bishop, Karl Dean

Box Office Supervisor – Isabelle Cook

Deputy Head of House Management – Natalie Gardner

Assistant Head of House Management – Claudia Coelho

Front of House Supervisor – Nicola Deeming, Louise Moore

Creative Venues Apprentices – Megan Goom-Davies, Toby Greatorex

Deputy Head of Bars and Hospitality – James Gordon

Assistant Head of Bars and Hospitality – Amelia Farrelly

Retail Supervisor – Vincenzo de Liso

Bars and Hospitality Supervisor – Colleen Bryce

1911 Supervisor – Jordan Scott-Turner

Cellar Supervisor – Jennifer Burke

Box Office Brew Supervisor – Bathseba Mahray

Programming and Marketing Assistant – Leyla Hattabi

Deputy Head of Electrics – Irma Kent

Electrics Technician – Bill Traore

Assistant Electrician – Emily Mead

Building Electrician – Rhea Carpenter

Deputy Head of Stage – Richard Latter

Stage Technician – Reiss Barthram

IT Engineer – Sahid-Alusine Kamara

Facilities Officer – Jason Riseley

Maintenance Supervisor – Charles Augustine

Maintenance Technician – Brian Aylward

Stage Door Keeper (Day) – David Amoabeng

Stage Door Keeper (Night) – Andrei Balaban