Our Team

A small team of full and part-time paid staff work alongside a pool of over 200 volunteers to deliver Number 8’s extensive programme of events, films, creative courses and exhibitions.

See below for contact details for specific staff members and for details of department managers.

Programme Manager
Emma Bangham

Contact Emma about programming, hiring the venue for events or conferences, education, sponsorship and marketing.
01386 561 906

Operations Manager
Allan Brodie

Contact Allan with any enquiries relating to technical and operational matters, buildings and maintenance and film transportation.
01386 555028

Marketing & Programme Assistant
Jane Redmond
Contact Jane regarding marketing and if you have any requests for raffle prizes/donations.
01386 561906

Assistant to the Operations Manager
Ricky Baigent

Finance & Administrative Assistant
Harriet Wilson
Contact Harriet with enquiries related to finance, administration, invoicing and contracts.
01386 555028

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Roger Knight
Contact Roger on 01386 555028 if you would like to discuss the possibility of volunteering opportunities at Number 8. Further details about the opportunities available can be found here. To apply to volunteer please complete a Volunteer Form and return it to Roger – volunteering@number8.org

Schools Liaison Officer
Ellen Honeybunn
Contact Ellen if you represent a school and would like to find out more about activities and events at Number 8.  We can offer private screenings of a film of your choice, bespoke workshops and the hire of facilities for school shows. We are keen to develop links with schools so please contact us to find out more about the ways we can work together.

Front of House Managers
Ruth Partridge & Heather Powell
Ruth and Heather oversee front of house stewarding, training and managing stewards for all our films and live events.

Coffee Bar Manager
Sally Steadman
Sally manages our busy coffee bar during the daytime ensuring that Coffee bar volunteers maintain excellent standards of hygiene and customer service.

Box Office Manager
Fran Biggin

Our Box Office Manager heads up a busy team of volunteers who handle tickets sales and customer enquiries. They also ensure that all our activities are programmed into our computerised ticketing system and that volunteers are fully trained to operate the system.

Executive & Trustees

Executive Team
Made up of trustees, volunteers and full-time staff the Executive Team oversees the overall management, operation and strategic direction of the organisation. In addition to Emma and Allan our Executive Team includes:

Chair of Trustees
Andy Smart

Finance Director
Robert Edwards

Executive Director
Keith Goddard


Executive Director/Bar Manager
Jane Daniels

Executive Director
Tony Rowley

Jan Browning

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Roger Knight


Board of Trustees

Number 8 is governed by a Board, members of which are both Trustees of the Charity and Directors of Number 8 Ltd, a Company Limited by Guarantee.  The Board is ultimately responsible for the overall management, conduct and strategic direction of Number 8.  The Board members bring together a wealth of skills and experience in management, finance, industry, education, the arts and entertainment.  Four of the Board members, along with the two senior Managers, make up the Executive management group responsible for the day to day operation of the organisation. Other Board members input their expertise or take the lead on specific projects or spearhead fundraising campaigns.

Our current Trustees are:

John Alexander
Michael Amies
Sheila Booth
Jane Daniels – Executive Director
Robert Edwards – Finance  Director
Keith Goddard MBE
– Executive Director
Michael Hodges
Ellen Honeybunn
George Mackison

Ruth Partridge
Mary Pawsey
Tony Rowley

Andy SmartChair of Trustees & Executive Director
Kate Walton