The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, an independent charitable trust. The Trust is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees/Directors responsible for the governance and strategic management of the Trust.
Susan Hallsworth (Chair)
Susan is a regeneration & sustainable communities professional with over 15 years experience in delivering a range of culture and landmark housing-led urban regeneration schemes in England and Scotland, for both public and private organisations. She is also a specialist in sustainable construction.
Prior to working in regeneration, she worked in the arts sector for Arts & Business and Arts Council. England. Susan has a design studio based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, and is a lover of live performance and a classic car enthusiast.
Joe is a business consultant specialising in brand, customer, employee and investor communications. He founded a London communications strategy and content agency, which he ran for over 30 years. Clients included many FTSE100 and overseas-based multinationals, as well as arts organisations such as Arts Council England, English National Opera and Glyndebourne. He was elected a Fellow of the British Association of Communicators in Business (now FIIC) in 2002 and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) in 2005.
He joined the Board in 2015 and takes a particular interest in strategy, marketing and finance.
Scott worked in London for many years managing two major advertising agencies – Grey London as Managing Director, and CDP as Chairman, with clients including Nike, P&G, Mars, and Warner Bros. He set up a strategic consultancy, the Cambridge Centre, focusing on brand development and destination marketing for clients including the Mary Rose, Alnwick Castle and Garden, Durham County Cricket Club, Great Run Company, the Scottish Government, Castle Howard, and the National Trust for Scotland. He also owns Theatre of Ideas, using theatre workshop techniques to encourage creativity in business.
His interest is in developing audiences through defined brand strengths and marketing.
Susan is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business Studies. She worked for a number of years in the finance sector, including as Head of European Equities for M&G, and moved to Edinburgh in 2003 to join the Martin Currie Investment Group. Susan has retired from asset management but continues to work part time advising private clients and small businesses on investment decisions. She is a tennis enthusiast and has been Treasurer for Tennis Borders and local tennis clubs. She is interested in business strategy and finance.
Matt has been working in theatre since 2005. He’s worked as an actor, a workshop leader, a stage manager and for the last ten years as a producer. Following five years producing and programming at Curve in Leicester he moved to Newcastle to take up the role of Senior Producer for Northern Stage, setting up a new Artistic Planning team and overseeing the producing/co-producing and touring of all their shows, alongside curating their visiting programme. His work has been seen by over half a million people in the UK and internationally. Matt has now left Northern Stage after five years to set up his own production company. He is particularly interested in building partnerships and developing performance programmes.
William is a rural business specialist with over 40 years experience in agriculture and rural business management, and consultancy. After gaining an MBA from Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, he has provided business strategy consultancy to organisations across the rural economy. An experienced entrepreneur, he has set up and run a number of successful businesses and joint ventures in North Northumberland and the South of Scotland. He is Managing Partner of his Berwick based, third generation, family farming business. As a Parish Councillor, Church Warden at St Cuthbert’s, Norham and Director of Norham Development Trust, he is committed to community involvement and development.