Our Chief Executive & Artistic Director and Head of Participation & Development work with a network of specialist teachers, performers and practitioners who lead our workshops, events and activities, and volunteers who provide administrative support. The charity’s work is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet regularly throughout the year and are united by a passion for providing creative opportunities for children and young people.
Having trained at The BRIT School, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Talawa Theatre Company, Adam founded Total Insight Theatre in 2014 to increase the number of children and young people benefitting from the arts. His artistic programme engages children and young people experiencing disadvantage and includes an extensive programme of free or heavily subsidised after-school and performing arts activities, workshops that nurture confidence and self-esteem, performances for young people about social issues such as knife crime and mental health, and children’s performances in libraries and community centres.
Adam sits on the Derby Theatre’s Artistic & Learning Board Sub-Group and shares his experiences of founding the organisation with children and young people through charity Inspiring the Future. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and appears in The Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers 2020.
Ella joined Total Insight Theatre as an Outreach Volunteer in 2014 and is now our Head of Participation & Development. Her work includes overseeing our programmes, widening participation and implementing our development strategy to ensure we benefit those we set out to reach. In previous roles, she has supported organisations and institutions in a range of areas, including communications, mentoring and education. Ella guest lectures at SOAS, University of London and is a trustee of OCD Action.
Nazira is an experienced commercial leader and has spent the last 20 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in various roles including strategy, operations and business development. Believing that her exposure to theatre, dance and visual arts from an early age was pivotal to her success and allowed her to ‘think outside the box’ in a scientific setting, Nazira is using her skillset and experience to expand the work of the charity and enable more children and young people to access arts and culture.
John is a Financial Technology Executive, Sales and General Manager for MetricStream International, a leading governance, risk management, and compliance software company. He has 30 years experience in driving change, building trust and implementing best practices, focusing on growth through people development, which is reflected in his coaching and mentoring skills. John volunteers his time for various charities including Total Insight Theatre and Sporting Bears and he is a part time Councillor in his local Town Council.
Subhash has extensive experience in business development, commercial and operational management, and finance operations and currently works as the Chief Operating Officer for Sovereign Health Group, a global healthcare and software firm. Having worked in various leadership and operation roles in London, Poland, USA and India, Subhash is a mentor at the Prince’s Trust and enjoys experiencing arts and culture in his spare time.
Natalia is a Lead Advisor in Impact and Evaluation at leading human rights organisation Amnesty International, and has a wealth of experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for nonprofit organisations. In previous roles, she has supported public authorities and third sector organisations in a range of areas, including crime prevention, youth employment and social inclusion, and ensuring projects benefit those they set out to reach.
Aurora is a strategic communications manager at the Cabinet Office with a successful track record of working in the non-profit, public and private sectors in the UK, Europe and Asia. She is a strong all-round media and communications professional with expertise in strategic communications, public relations, digital communications, public affairs and marketing.
Sophie is a Technical Manager and also has experience as an Audit Senior. She particularly enjoys training and mentoring in her work, and was shortlisted for Mentor of the Year at a recent manager’s conference. Sophie has developed a keen interest in the nonprofit industry, particularly relating to arts and culture, and enjoys giving back to local communities by engaging in voluntary work.
Rajib has 10 years experience working in financial services and currently works as a Senior Compliance Officer at multinational investment bank JP Morgan. He has a strong legal and compliance background and as an experienced trustee in the arts, Rajib uses his skillset to assist the charity in developing its strategy.