The team

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Below you can find contact details for members of the International Festival team. During the International Festival we take on many seasonal members of staff in addition to the year round staff listed below. For information on working with the International Festival, visit our jobs page

Professor Niall Lothian OBE

Royal Patron
HRH The Earl of Wessex

Festival Director and Chief Executive
Fergus Linehan

Executive Assistant to the Festival Director and Managing Director
Louise Thomson
+44 (0)131 473 2032

Administration and Finance

Managing Director and Company Secretary
Joanna Baker

Head of Executive Office
Katie Paterson

Head of External Affairs
Jim Hollington

Finance Director
Rob Conner

Finance Manager 
Jacqueline Howie

Finance Manager 
Roberto Garcia Pernas

Finance Officer
Piotr Schmidtke

HR & Payroll Manager
Kirsten Stewart

Office Manager
Carrie Cruikshank

IT and Database Manager
Rob Knight

IT Officer
Dean Dyer

Artistic Planning

Planning and Operations Director
Roy Luxford

Head of Music
Andrew Moore

Head of Artistic Management
Jill Jones

Planning Administrator
Emma Hay

Artists Co-ordinator
Drew Young

Chorus Manager
Gemma Wallbanks

Contemporary Music Programming Consultant
Bryn Ormrod

International Festival Programme Associate
Jen White

Creative Learning

Head of Creative Learning (interim)
Caroline Donald

Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications Director
Jackie Westbrook

Marketing Manager
Jonathan Rowbotham

Media Relations Manager
Liz Wallace

Digital Manager
Nicola Kenny

Senior Media Officer
Victoria Taylor

Marketing Officer
Kirsty Dickson

Digital Officer
Maciej Czajka

Creative Artworker
Marcin Potepski

Marketing Administrator 
Miranda Heggie

Sponsorship and Development

Development Director
Christopher Wynn

Head of Development
Sadie McKinlay

Partnerships Consultant
Jenny Mungall

Individual Giving Manager
Louise Hutson

Membership Officer
Jennifer Kelley

Sponsorship and Development Officer
Iwona Nabialek


Head of Technical
John Robb

Technical Co-ordinator
Callum Howie

Hub Tickets Box Office

Head of Ticketing
Jane Dunbar

Ticketing Operations Manager
Gillian Devlin

Ticketing Operations Manager
James Walsh

Senior Ticket Services Assistant
Michael McGill

Senior Ticket Services Assistant
Emma Rawson

Edinburgh's Festival Centre, The Hub

Cafe Hub +44 (0)131 473 2067
Hub Events  +44 (0)131 473 2015
Hub Tickets +44 (0)131 473 2000

For any vacancies, please see our jobs page