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 Meet our Team

artistic directors

Debroah McAndrew

Harriet Jackson

General Manager

General Manager: Harriet Jackson
The operation and maintenance of the building and the Centre's day-to-day activities are the responsibility of Harriet and her team.

Catering Manager: Karen Jackson
Customer Services Manager: Sophie Wood
Resident Technician: Brian Beech

Customer Services Assistant: Paige North
Maintenance : Dave Christer

If you would like to join our team visit our job opportunities page here.

Board of Directors
Sir Brian Fender (Chair)
Ross Mitchell
Paul Niblet
Claire Garner
Mike Lloyd
Antony Munday
Eddie Slade

 Meet our Artistic Directors

artistic directors

Deborah McAndrew

Creative Writing Artistic Director

Rob Marsden

Theatre Artistic Director

Matt Hubbard

Film Artistic Director

Ben McManus

Digital Artistic Director

MAC's Artistic Vision

We are proud to be a charity which improves the lives of Stoke-on-Trent citizens and in particular young people. Our focus will always be on those less advantaged.

The artistic programming and support for those organisations who base their artistic activities at the MAC is the responsibility of four part-time artistic directors, experts in their own field and committed to the cultural development of Stoke-on-Trent.

Debbie McAndrew: Debbie demonstrates that at the core of all artistic activity is a writer. Debbie is developing a rolling programme which gives opportunities for young people primarily in Stoke-on-Trent to engage in a writing experience.

Rob Marsden: Rob has devised the MAC theatre vision by developing a programme whilst supporting amateur dramatic groups with practical and technical advice.

Matt Hubbard: Matt is developing film programmes, themes and seasons which provide access and appreciation of the contribution of film to the arts. This also strongly reflects the views and wishes of the people of Stoke-on-Trent including the young and disadvantaged.

Ben McManus: Ben is demonstrating how digital enhancement changes and extends the artistic experience. This includes working alongside Matt on a season of films demonstrating the increasing technical sophistication of film images and much more.

Please do not hesitate to contact us whenever you need our assistance in providing space, an artist, or any advice on funding. You may send us a message at info@mitchellartscentre.co.uk.