The Team

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Artistic Director and Chief Executive
Monica Ferguson

Creative Director
Bill Gee

Head of Programming & Producing (Spiegeltent, Acoustic Stage, Family Events)
Alison Young
The Stables/Festival receives large quantities of material from performers, booking agents and promoters and for this reason it is not possible to respond personally to everyone. We will be in touch if we require further information or wish to discuss a booking. Many thanks.

Finance Director
Kirsti Roberts

Executive Director
Lucy Davies (Bedford)

Marketing & Communications Director
Alison Fordham

Head of Production & Safety
Mat Ort

Community Inclusion
Ursula White


The Festival is supported by The Stables staff and Stablemates, as well as a large team of volunteers to ensure that the event is a success. 

The Stables Team:

Bar Manager & Chef Manager
Pat Pomfret

Box Office Promotions Manager
Sharona Voigtlander-Ford

Development Co-ordinator
Emma Briggs

Finance Assistant
Joana Cooper

Finance Manager
Lorraine Hack

Head Chef
Craig Fox

The Stables Team: Contact List

Head of Learning & Participation
Graeme Surtees

Head of Marketing & Communications
Matthew Sanders

Head of Operations
Emma Gregory

Marketing Co-ordinator
Mark Atterbury

Operations and Production Support Manager
Kirsty Munro

Sous Chef
David Reeves

Technical Manager
Kevin Roach

The Stables Volunteers:

The Stables volunteers are affectionately known as the Stablemates and total more than 250 in number. The core team provides year-round support for the The Stables' day-to-day operation and also help with the successful delivery of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival. 

Earlier this year the Stablemates were awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.


Festival Governance 

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival is produced by The Stables (Registered Charity 1178665) The Festival Advisory Board is chaired by Dr Ann Limb CBE DL.

The Company is Registered in England and Wales 03224226, VAT registration 705 7863 17. Registered Office c/o The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8LU.