Meet the Staff & Trustees

To contact a member of our staff please either telephone +44 (0)1223 300795, email [email protected] or send a direct email using the following format: [email protected]

Britten Sinfonia Voices
Britten Sinfonia Voices (c) Ben Ealovega


David Butcher

Chief Executive & Artistic Director

David is responsible for Britten Sinfonia’s artistic, strategic and business planning.

Nikola White

Artistic Planning Director

Nikola is responsible for planning Britten Sinfonia’s future projects. She researches artists for our concert work and plans our UK and international touring schedule.

James Calver

Concerts Director

James liaises with a wide range of partner organisations and individuals including promoters; venues; festivals; artists; composers; artist agents, and record labels to ensure the highest quality delivery of each of Britten Sinfonia’s events. James is the first point of contact for anyone wishing to engage the orchestra in the UK, or abroad.

Hannah Bates

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Hannah is responsible for booking players for Britten Sinfonia’s concerts.

Annabel Leakey

Orchestra Manager

Annabel manages all of the practical arrangements and stage management for Britten Sinfonia concerts.

Hazel Terry

Concerts Assistant

Hazel assists with all areas of Britten Sinfonia’s concert activity and orchestral management.

Jen House

Creative Learning Director

Jen deals with all aspects of Britten Sinfonia’s Creative Learning programme, including projects in schools and the community, family concerts, coaching and talent development as well as training and CPD for workplaces.

Isobel Timms

Britten Sinfonia Academy Manager

Isobel manages the Britten Sinfonia Academy. To find out more about the audition process to join the Academy contact Isobel.

Mateja Kaluza

Creative Learning Coordinator

Mateja manages Britten Sinfonia’s Cambridge University Composers Workshop, Creative Learning At Lunch projects, and other bespoke projects. She is also currently managing the application process for OPUS2017.

Nick Brealey

Development Director

Nick is responsible for all areas of the orchestra’s fundraising activities, including donations from individuals, support from trusts and foundations, and corporate sponsorships.

Elaine Rust

Finance Manager

Elaine is responsible for the financial administration at Britten Sinfonia. Contact Elaine for any invoice or payment queries.

Claire Bowdler

Marketing Director

Claire is responsible for all areas of the orchestra’s marketing and branding.

Sophie Cohen Arts Publicity

Press Consultant

Sophie is a freelance press consultant based in London who directs Britten Sinfonia’s relations with national press.
+44 (0) 20 7428 9850
[email protected]


Dr Jerome Booth


Dame Mary Archer DBE


Hamish Forsyth


Dr Andy Harter


Margaret Mair


Bill Thompson


Advisory Council

Jonathan Barclay


Charles Barrington


Stephen Bourne


Dr Nigel Brown OBE


Germaine Greer


Charles Rawlinson MBE


Prof John Rink


Stephen Smith OBE


John Stephens OBE


John Summers


Fiona Talkington


Prof Michael Thorne


Sir John Tusa


John Woolrich


John Wreford