Staff & Trustees

Tyneside Cinema is a registered charity, and company limited by guarantee. The Trustees of the charity are unpaid and give their time freely and generously, bringing their significant skills to support the cinema.

Led by Holli Keeble, Chief Executive Officer, Tyneside Cinema’s team is made up of over 100 full and part-time employees.

Employees work across the organisation, key departments include:

  • Front-of-house teams in the Cinema, Tyneside Bar Cafe, Vicolo and the Tyneside Coffee Rooms
  • Back-office support like Marketing and Finance
  • Programming teams, which include Film Programme, Learning and Participation, Schools and Academies and our Artists team.

Director of Film Programme, Andrew Simpson:

Director of Learning & Participation, Ian Fenton:

Director of Artists’ Moving Image, Adam Pugh:

Marketing and Sales Director, Nicole de Vega-Mahoney:

Head of Events, Louise Bennett:

Customer Service team:

Marketing team:

Box Office team:

Technical team:


Tyneside Bar Cafe:

Tyneside Cinema Trustees

Chair: Lucy Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, The Alchemists

Clare Binns, Joint Managing Director, Picturehouse

Sarbjit Bratch, Partner, Ward Haddaway LLP

Richard Carmichael, Account Director, Engie UK

Steven Kyffin, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Enterprise, Northumbria University

Nick Shottel, Operations Director, 21 Hospitality Group

Martin Such, Chief Executive Officer, Curtis Gabriel

Jennifer Wade, Associate Solicitor, Muckle LLP

Tyneside Cinema Trading Company Board

Chair: Jane Shepstone, Conference & Events Sales Director, Newcastle Falcons

Holli Keeble, Chief Executive Officer, Tyneside Cinema

Nick Shottel, Operations Director, 21 Hospitality Group


Tyneside Cinema Patrons

Mike Figgis: is a film director, screenwriter, and composer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work in Leaving Las Vegas

Mike Hodges: is a screenwriter, film director, playwright and novelist. His films as writer/director include Get Carter filmed in Gateshead

Andrea Riseborough: is an actor. She has appeared in Made in Dagenham, Nocturnal Animals, The Death of Stalin and Mandy

Paul Smith: is a musician and the lead singer of rock band Maxïmo Park

Neil Tennant: is a musician, singer, songwriter, music journalist and co-founder of the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys


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