Our Board

The Old Vic Board of Trustees

Nick Clarry

Chair

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Nick Clarry is a partner of the private equity firm CVC Advisers, which he joined in 2003.  His focus area is Sports, Media and Entertainment, which has included control investments in Formula One, SkyBet, Stage Entertainment and Premiership Rugby among others. In addition to his Old Vic role, Nick has voluntary roles as Head of the Exhibitions Committee at The Serpentine Galleries and as a member of the Governing Board of The Courtauld Institute of Art. Nick has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 2012 and its Chair since 2014.

Tina Alexandrou

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Tina Alexandrou is a philanthropist and trustee. She is currently a trustee of Clore Social Leadership, Pilotlight and the Resolution Foundation. She has a particular interest in education and sits on the Ark Schools Board. Prior to working in this sector, Tina’s career was spent in the banking and insurance industry with KPMG, J. Rothschild and HSBC. Tina has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 2018 and is closely involved with our education and community work.

Sheila Atim MBE

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Sheila Atim is an actress, singer, composer and playwright. She appeared in the award-winning Girl from the North Country at The Old Vic and Noël Coward Theatres, for which she won the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical award at the 2018 Olivier Awards, and the Donmar’s critically acclaimed all-female Shakespeare Trilogy. Sheila has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 2019, is Chair of its Anti-Racism Working Group and sits on its Nominations Committee.

Robert Bourne

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Robert Bourne is a Chartered Accountant. He is Chairman of Bourne Capital, a property development and Leisure Investment company. Over the past 10 years has invested in numerous successful property and leisure projects in central London and Europe. He was instrumental in the restoration of the Richmond and Criterion Theatres. Robert has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 1998, is one of our Founding Trustees and sits on the Nominations Committee.

Sally Greene OBE

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Sally Greene is renowned for rescuing and restoring The Old Vic, Criterion and Richmond theatres. She is a co-producer of the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, the proprietor of the world-famous Soho jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, and runs Greene Light Films. She is the recipient of an OBE and a Montblanc Arts and Culture Award, in recognition of her contribution to the arts in Britain. Sally is patron of Pop-up Ltd, a community-based literature programme, and the acclaimed HighTide Festival. Sally has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 1998, is a lifetime Founding Trustee and sits on the Nominations Committee.

Kate Horton

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Kate Horton is an independent producer and arts advisor who has held leadership roles at the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has produced over 40 World and British premiere productions, which have between them won numerous awards including Olivier, Tony, Critics’ Circle, Evening Standard Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. She has presented work in a range of locations, including the South Bank, Sloane Square, Bussey Building in Peckham, the West End (including Jerusalem, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Posh and Constellations), on Broadway, across the UK and in Europe. Kate has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 2016 and is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee.

Glenda Jackson

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Glenda Jackson CBE is an English actress and has starred in King Lear, The White Devil and Phedra at The Old Vic. She is a renowned theatre and television actress and has won a Tony, two Emmys, an Academy Award and a BAFTA amongst many others. Glenda was awarded a CBE in 1978. From 1992 to 2015 she was a Labour Member of Parliament. Glenda has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 2019.

Rebecca Lury

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Rebecca is a Labour Councillor for North Walworth ward. She was first elected in November 2012 and is currently the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources. She has previously served as Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Equalities and Communities and spent 5 years chairing the Health Scrutiny Committee. Alongside her role at the Council, Rebecca is a Partner at Pagefield, with over a decade of experience providing strategy, policy, public affairs and communications support for clients in sectors including financial services, retail, technology and property. Rebecca joined the Old Vic Board in 2020.

Kevin McGrath OBE, DL

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Kevin McGrath is a Chartered Surveyor who has worked in the property industry for 35 years. He is Chair of a number of commercial companies and also sits on several charitable boards, including The Clink Prison Restaurant Charity, which he co-founded. He is the Chair of Arts Educations Schools. Kevin was The High Sherriff for Greater London in 2014/15 and is the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham. He was previously Chair of the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and Board Governor for The Guildford School of Acting. Kevin has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 2012, is Chair of The Annex Committee (our capital development project) and sits on the Finance and Risk Committee.

Annie Pleshette Murphy

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Ann Pleshette Murphy is a therapist in London. Prior to opening her practice in 2001, Annie lived in New York, where she was the parenting correspondent for ABC-TV’s Good Morning America and the host of the weekly programme Parenting Perspectives with Annie Pleshette Murphy on ABC NOW. She was Editor-in-Chief of Parents magazine for 10 years and is the author of The 7 Stages of Motherhood: Loving Your Life Without Losing Your Mind (Knopf). She has served on the boards of several US non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of very young children, most recently as a trustee of Zero to Three. Annie chairs the board of the American Associates of the Old Vic. She joined The Old Vic Board in 2016.

Sir Ian Powell

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Ian Powell was elected Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC in 2008 and re-elected for a second and final term in 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant. Ian joined PwC as an Economics graduate and became a Partner in 1991. His specialist area prior to joining the Executive Board of PwC in 2006 was advising on international restructurings. Ian established the PwC Foundation and is involved in numerous charitable activities, including London First. He is a member of the National Gallery’s Development Committee, a trustee of Wellbeing of Women and Chair of Police Now. Ian has been a member of The Old Vic Board since 2016 and is Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee.

Thabo Stuck

Baylis Trustee

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Thabo is a history teacher at The BRIT School, a leading performance and creative arts school. Thabo is passionate about social justice and community outreach and during his teaching career has worked to bring more diverse histories into the curriculum, collaborating on projects with The British Library, Historical Association, Justice2History and Museum of London. He is a lifelong Lambeth resident. Thabo was appointed as the Lambeth Baylis Trustee, which is a non-voting observer position available to a Lambeth resident under 30 years old, in 2020.

Honorary Trustee

Sir Elton John CBE