Who's who

Helen Kirkaldie
Finance Manager

Helen is Finance Manager for the Garsington office and PA to Nicola Creed and Douglas Boyd. She joined the company in November 2015 and is thoroughly enjoying working in the arts industry following roles in finance for a graphic design company. When not at her desk she loves going to the gym, walking, bodyboarding in Cornwall and spending time at home watching films with her family.

Judy Knowles
Judy Knowles
Head of Learning & Participation

Judy manages the L&P projects and produces the community operas on a consultancy basis having initially joined GO as Youth Company Manager in 2018. She originally qualified as a teacher which was followed by an MA in European Cultural Policy and Administration. Highlights from her career include Orchestra Manager of the CBSO and Entertainment Manager at Legoland. She is currently a freelance arts manager, peripatetic music teacher and Arts Award moderator. She believes that everyone should have access to the arts and is particularly committed to providing opportunities for young people. She enjoys spending time with her family, all of whom have a great love of the outdoors and have perfected the art of camping in the rain…

Lucy Roberts
Lucy Roberts
Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Lucy joined Garsington in February 2021 after working in administration and production for several London- and Oxford-based arts organisations. Graduating in the summer of 2020, Lucy studied Music at Cambridge University, where she specialised in writing about the history of trouser roles. In her free time, Lucy can usually be found chasing standing tickets for any and every concert on offer.

Holly Scrivener
Holly Scrivener
Membership, Box Office & Development Assistant

Holly grew up in a small village in the Cotswolds before heading to the University of St Andrews to study English Literature with Music, where she was also a choral scholar and regular performer with the opera society. After graduating she spent several months working for Oxford Lieder and freelancing in social media, and then moved to Garsington in early 2021. When not working she can generally be found drinking rosé at her local pub, knitting an endless supply of slightly holey socks, or settling down in front of the fire with her pets and a good book.

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