Who We Are

The Board
Komedia Productions is managed by board of trustees. We are all volunteers and share a commitment to developing arts opportunities for the benefit of the community.

We support the work of Komedia Productions in a variety of ways including:

  • Developing new artistic programmes and activities to meet Komedia Production’s objectives
  • Promoting the work of Komedia Productions and its children’s and outreach programmes
  • Developing fundraising initiatives
  • Developing the business case for Trust bids for funding
  • Managing and accounting for all charitable income
  • Giving management, professional and administrative support Komedia Productions’ work
  • Undertaking promotional, marketing and publicity work on behalf of Komedia Productions

Komedia’s Trustees are:

Ian Lowrie who chairs the board. He has been a trustee of Komedia since its formation. In his working life he was the chief executive of two local authorities in West Sussex. He has lived in Brighton since attending the University of Sussex 1971-74 and is passionate about the vibrancy of Brighton and the important contribution to this that Komedia makes.

Liz Hall has been a trustee of Komedia from its early years. Liz is the Director of the award winning disability arts charity Carousel. Since joining Carousel, the organisation has developed a national and international reputation for its high quality and innovative work. Liz is also a trustee for Speak Out, a learning disability advocacy service in the city.

Del Loewenthal, since arriving as a University of Sussex student in 1969, lives in Brighton when he can. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapy, Roehampton University, and chair of http://www.safpac.co.uk’s existential-analytic psychotherapy training. He has published extensively in the Psychological Therapies, Management and Education fields. He is also a practising psychotherapist, chartered counselling psychologist and phototherapist. Del has been a trustee of Komedia almost from its inception.

Phil Redding has a background in finance. He is an executive director for a London based firm advising UK pension schemes. The advice has an emphasis on risk management. He is also adviser to an asset management firm helping them formulate their strategy and messaging. With a family steeped in music and the arts and Phil joined Komedia Productions as a trustee early in 2020.

John Hampson was for many years Senior Strategy Officer in the Literature Department at Arts Council England. From 2010-18, he was Head of Arts for a local authority in London. He then spent a year in Calabria, southern Italy, working as a volunteer on a refugee resettlement programme. John has lived in Brighton & Hove for more than 20 years, and became a Trustee of Komedia Productions in 2020.

Project Management
Komedia Productions works with freelance professionals to manage all our projects and activities.

Image: Brighton and Hove Children’s Festival ‘You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It’.