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Lee Johnson, Operations Manager

Angela Sykes, Programme Manager 

Jessica Vincent, Arts & Heritage Outreach Manager

Emilia Symis, Gallery Assistant

Carole Hunt, Administration 

Yoshi Shinagawa, Venue Technician

Lara MacMillan, Cafe Manager

Sue Sizer, Assistant Cafe Manager



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. 

Christopher Brown
Chris Brown has been a volunteer steward with the Corn Hall for the past four years and was appointed to the Trust in 2015. Chris’ background is as a solicitor and he works part time for Norfolk County Council. His main role on the Board relates to legal matters and governance.

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.

Nicholas Hales
Nicholas Hales has spent the majority of his career working within the Lloyd’s of London Insurance market. He has held a number of senior Board positions both within the Commercial and not for profit sectors. He is Chairman of a local Church Charity and sits on a number of Boards as a Non Executive Director.

Jill Robinson
Jill Robinson has a background in mental health nursing and education and has spent most of the last 30 years working in universities in Norfolk and Suffolk. She has had several senior university management roles and most recently was Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Science at the University of Suffolk. Since stepping down from that role to work part-time, she is currently Professor of Healthcare Practice at the University of Suffolk and is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. She has a professional and academic interest in public sector governance, and a passion for the arts and education in all its forms. She is a volunteer steward for the Corn Hall.

Linda Simpson
Linda Simpson has spent much of her working life advising on employment rights for individuals and SMEs as well as sitting as a lay member of Employment Tribunals for many years. She has also worked with a wide range and size of companies advising on and assessing best practice within The Investors in People Standard. She has worked in the voluntary sector having spent a number of years with The Citizens Advice Bureau working as a volunteer, as well as a trainer and manager and has had a previous role as Trustee with a Women’s Aid Charity. Since retiring to Wortham she is keen to take an active role within the 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.