The Council of Management
The TMA is run by the Council of Management, elected from and by the Association's membership. The Council represents the interests of all sectors of the commercial and subsidised performing arts industry.
The Council meets at least four times a year. The meetings are chaired by the President of the Association.
The President, who is elected from the membership of the Council of Management, serves for a term of three years. The Association also has two Vice-Presidents, one elected for a term of three years, concurrent with the term of the President, and one who is the immediate Past-President and who serves for a term of one year immediately following their Presidency.
Elections for the Council of Management are held annually.
The Council employs a team of professional staff, led by the Chief Executive, who are responsible for the day to day conduct of the Association's business and who provide the services for members of the Association.
Click here to for full details of the current Council of Management including biographies.
The Council has a number of standing committees which oversee particular areas of the Associations work. The standing committees are chaired by members of the Council of Management. Membership of the standing committees is drawn from the members of the Association and their employees. Membership of the committees is on an annual basis, renewable at the discretion of Council. The Council reviews the membership of all committees at its first meeting following the Annual General Meeting to ensure that there is an appropriate and broad range of membership representation, industry experience and expertise. The committees are:
Industrial Relations Committee
The IRC takes an overview of industrial relations within the performing arts industry and in particular with the Entertainment Unions: Equity, BECTU, the Musicians Union, and the Writers Guild. The IRC appoints individual sub-committees which have the task of negotiating the minimum terms and conditions of the TMA/Entertainment Unions agreements, and sets the negotiating strategy for each sub-committee.
Industrial Relations Committee Members:
Max Finbow, David Ian Productions
David Blyth, Ambassador Theatre Group
Graham Cowley, Out of Joint
Ian Liston, Hiss & Boo
John Newman, Barry O'Brien Ltd
Robert Noble, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
Rachel Tackley, English Touring Theatre
William Village, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
James Williams, The Theatre of Comedy Company
Anna Williams, Birmingham Royal Ballet
Dan Bates, Sheffield Theatres Trust Ltd
The Finance Committee oversees the financial management of the Association, scrutinising in detail in the budgets and income and expenditure reports presented by the officers. The Committee also reviews the Associations Financial Regulations and Procedures.
Finance Committee Members:
Anna Williams, Birmingham Royal Ballet (Chair)
Andrew Jowett, Birmingham Symphony and Town Hall
Susannah Kraft, Associate membership
Rebecca Morland, Rebecca Morland Arts Management
William Village, New Shakespeare Company (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park)
Ciaran McAuley, Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Marketing and Enterprise Committee
This Committee advises on the Associations business development. The Committee seeks ways to enhance and improve the services to members and to increase the income of the Association. The Committee oversees the activities of the TMA including members events, conferences and seminars and the professional development and training courses provided by the Association. The Committee members are drawn from the marketing directors and officers of member organisations.
Marketing and Enterprise Committee Members:
Andrew Jowett OBE (Chair), Town Hall and Symphony Hall
Fiona Allan, Curve
Karin Gartzke, Ambassador Theatre Group
Jessica Hepburn, Lyric Hammersmith
Rachel Tackley, English Touring Theatre
Stephen Wood, Stephen Joseph Theatre
Advisory Groups and Working Parties
The Association will, from time to time, establish Advisory Groups and Working Parties to provide a network of specialist professionals from within the performing arts to support and inform the Associations work and to oversee particular aspects of its activities. Advisory Groups and Working Parties may operate on a continuing basis or for a limited period of time.