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Stuart Hobday, Chief Executive

Angela Sykes, Programme Manager

Lara Macmillan, Cafe Manager

Sue Sizer, Assistant Cafe Manager

Yoshi Shinagawa, Venue Technician

Christian Fairhall-Smith, Marketing Assistant

Elizabeth Seymour, Community Engagement Coordinator

Carole Hunt, Administration

Jane Trippett-Jones, Casual Duty Manager 

David BatemanCasual Duty Manager

And of course, our huge team of volunteers who run everything from the Box Office, to helping out in the cafe, the bar, stewarding shows, outreach programmes and everything else.


Sue Best
Sue Best spent thirty years as a teacher in Norfolk high schools (twenty of those in Diss), eight years as an education advocate for young people within the youth justice service and was a long term foster carer for Norfolk County Council. Sue joined the Corn Hall volunteer team in 2010 and is interested in offering accessible theatre and live events to young people and their families, and supporting the participation of young people as they work toward their Arts Award accreditations. Sue is a regular volunteer in the Box Office and as a steward at events. 

Aileen Bradley
Aileen is a volunteer steward at the Corn Hall. She has previous volunteer experience with fund-raising events for a global clean water organisation, with grant approvals for local charities on behalf of a large company and as a board member and event manager for the American Marketing Association. Her working career has included recruitment consulting and technology marketing. She recently moved to Diss, having lived and worked internationally, and is originally from Durham.

Ray Bryant
Ray Bryant is an architect with 50 years’ experience in social and private housing, university and scientific buildings, and large scale office buildings. He is an urban cyclist, Secretary of Construction Industry Cycling Commission, and member of the Classic Car Club in London.

Richard Budds
Richard served as Director of Sixth Form at Diss High School for twenty of his thirty-five years in education. Having taught English, Media and Drama up to A Level, he is unsurprisingly enthusiastic about the Arts and therefore keen to continue to promote them for the benefit of people of all ages and backgrounds in our community.

Peter Norman
Peter Norman spent most of his career in financial services, working on large business change programmes. In a voluntary capacity, Peter was a church treasurer for many years and a member of the local school board. He recently moved to Botesdale from the Scottish Borders and has now joined the Corn Hall as Treasurer.