Spektrix Conference


Keynote Speakers


Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Clare Connor
The place
Ceo & interim principal

Clare Connor, Chief Executive and Interim Principal at The Place, will deliver the opening keynote at Spektrix Conference. Previously she worked at the Southbank Centre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Phil Batty

Phil Batty

Phil batty
Hull uk city of culture
Director of public engagement & legacy

Phil Batty, Director of Public Engagement & Legacy Strategy for Hull UK City of Culture, will close this year's conference. We’re excited to hear how Phil plans to ensure being the City of Culture will leave a lasting and tangible legacy for the city of Hull.




Amy Fawdington
Northern Stage
director of communications & Sales

Amy was promoted to the role of Director of Communications and Sales at Northern Stage from her role as Communications Manager in 2014.



Cath Hume
Arts Marketing Association

Cath Hume is the CEO of the AMA, a membership association dedicated to helping cultural organisations reach more diverse audiences.

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Christina Hill
TRG Arts
Senior consultant

Originally working with TRG’s North American clients out of New York City, Christina is now based in London and is thrilled to bring her experience in ticketing, sales, marketing, strategic planning and business to the UK.


Dettie Ellerby
Exeter Phoenix
Marketing & press Manager

Dettie Ellerby is the Marketing & Press Manager at Exeter Phoenix. Working alongside the Fundraising and Front of House teams, she has helped establish a new audience development strategy for the venue.


Jack bazeley-harris
cog design
head of digital

Jack is Head of Digital at Cog Design and has over 12 years' experience working in the arts and heritage sector.


Martin gammeltoft
activity stream
VP commercial operations

With a background in concert services and ticketing, Martin Gammeltoft now heads up the commercial side of Activity Stream.


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sarah holmes
new wolsey theatre

Sarah Holmes is Chief Executive of the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich which she reopened 15 years ago along with Artistic Director Peter Rowe, placing accessibility, quality and diversity at the centre of the artistic offering.


tim croall
wiltshire creative
Communications & sales director

Tim Croall is Communications & Sales Director at Wiltshire Creative. Wiltshire Creative launched earlier this year, combining Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival to become one of the largest pan-arts organisations in the South of England. 


Annabel Turpin
ARC stockton

Annabel Turpin is currently Chief Executive of ARC in Stockton on Tees, one of the North East's largest arts venues.


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Christopher Burns
Wellcome collection
Head of Visitor Experience

Having previously worked at Tate, The National Gallery and The Wallace Collection, Chris now heads up the Visitor Experience team at Wellcome Collection.

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Claire Murray
Sheffield Theatres
Communications & fundraising director

Claire Murray is Communications & Fundraising Director at Sheffield Theatres. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the arts sector, specifically in produced and presented theatre.

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Emma mcdowell

Emma McDowell is currently working towards a PhD in audience engagement and arts marketing, after recently receiving a White Rose College of Arts and Humanities Doctoral Studentship Award.


Jo blackett
Northern Stage
Sales Manager

Jo became the Sales Manager at Northern Stage in December 2016 and before that worked as Northern Stage’s Communications Officer.

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Mel larsen
audience development consultant

Mel Larsen is an experienced audience development consultant and has worked in the arts, heritage and business sectors for almost 30 years.


samuel biscoe
Nuffield Southampton theatres
Box Office Manager

Currently Box Office Manager at Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST), Samuel is very proud of his recent successes working with TRG Arts both at NST and previously at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.


Victoria Murray
Traverse theatre
Head of communications

Victoria Murray is Head of Communications at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland’s only theatre dedicated to new writing.

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ash mann
Strategic Director

Ash is the Strategic Director at Substrakt, a digital agency whose clients include a number of Spektrix users such as the Bridge Theatre, Opera North and Royal Court Theatre. 


chris mcguigan
qdos entertainment group
Director of marketing & Sales

Chris is Group Director of Marketing & Sales at Qdos Entertainment Group; a role that encompasses HQ Theatres, which currently has 12 regional UK venues under its management.


Debbie Richards
Baker Richards

Debbie has a proven track record of delivering increases in earned income for clients.  Her extensive consulting experience includes work in North America, Australasia and the UK.


james coleman

James founded Supercool in 2004 and has since helped numerous arts and cultural organisations to communicate clearly through digital media.

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Liz Hall
Bradford Theatres
Marketing, press & sales manager

Liz is Marketing, Press & Sales Manager at Bradford Theatres with responsibility for the marketing, press and sales/box office teams. She is also a member of the Senior Management Team.

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pauline fallowell
london theatre company
Head of sales & Audience insight

Pauline has been involved in the theatre and entertainment industry for 10 years. During this time, she has worked in many different areas of the industry including marketing agencies, a ticket agency and a production office.


tom shallaker
cambridge live
Development Manager

Tom is the Development Manager at Cambridge Live and manages the company’s individual giving programme as well as corporate sponsorship for the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Cambridge Orchestral Concert Series. 

Spektrix Speakers

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Abbie Jackson
Software Engineer

Abbie studied Maths before picking up a love of programming and moving to software engineering just over four years ago. Since joining Spektrix in December 2016, Abbie has loved being able to combine her two main passions of engineering and the arts.

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Dan Bass
director of engineering 

As our Director of Engineering, Dan makes sure our talented development and operations teams continue to deliver exciting features regularly to our customers.

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Liv nilssen
Sector strategy lead 

As Sector Strategy Lead, Liv ensures we are meeting our clients' needs and supporting them so that they hit their business objectives and really make the most of Spektrix. 

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perry dyball
head of technical operations 

Perry is charged with making sure the Spektrix user experience and application resilience keeps pace with our rapid customer and transactional growth in the UK, Ireland and North America. 

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Alice Young
UK Managing Director

As our UK Managing Director, Alice leads Spektrix's committed client facing teams in London and Manchester. Alice's mission is to ensure that the customer experience is first class and that our clients are looked after from their very first engagement with Spektrix.

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Domenico musto
Software Engineer

With an obsession for clean code, Dom brings over 10 years of technical lead experience to our engineering team and helps us develop a robust and scalable ticketing system built on modern infrastructure and technologies.

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ludivine siau
product manager 

Ludivine is a Product Manager and works with client-facing and engineering teams at Spektrix to create clever solutions for arts organisations. 

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Richard bates
head of client operations 

Richard is Head of Client Operations for Spektrix, and has been with the business for over six years. 

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Annie Pearce
Team manager

Annie has worked in the arts industry for six years, and is currently a Team Manager in the support department. She joined us in April 2015 from Nuffield Theatre in Southampton where she was Box Office Manager.

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freddie porter
product owner

Freddie joined Spektrix in 2016 as a member of the Support Team, following six years of working and volunteering in arts organisations ranging from commercial venues to NPO's.

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Michael Nabarro
CEO & co-founder 

Michael is the CEO of Spektrix, the business he co-founded in 2007 after experiencing first hand the lack of great technology on offer to the arts industry.

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tom nolan
senior business development manager 

Tom is currently Senior Business Development Manager at Spektrix, working closely with arts organisations who would benefit from the Spektrix technology.