Executive Committee

The Executive deals with the day to day running of the association, formulating policy for ratification by the members, fielding enquiries from members and managements, representing members on other bodies and committees, publishing the Association’s magazine and other publications, setting up members’ meetings, entertainment, classes and organising the membership and finances of the Association.

Members of the Executive:

Richard Pilbrow | President

Richard is member #1 and helped to set up both the ALD and its forerunner, the Society of British Theatre Lighting Designers, in 1961.

Previously a chairman of the ALD, he now maintains his links and input into the association as its President.

Rick Fisher | Vice President

Rick is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2017 AGM.

As a previous Chair of the Association, Rick now fulfills a more ceremonial role as Vice President promoting the work and benefits of the ALD and handing out the occassional award.

Peter Mumford | Chair

Peter is an elected director and board member of the Association of Ligthing Designers Ltd until the 2019 AGM.

His role as Chair sees him take an overview of the association's direction and activities, something he was originally elected by members  to undertake in 2011.

Mark Jonathan | Deputy Chair

Mark is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2017 AGM.

A busy international lighting designer, Mark also acts as Deputy Chair, and writes a popular column in Focus each edition.

 

Mark White | Treasurer

Mark is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2018 AGM.

He became Treasurer in 2014 and brings with him a wealth of experience of from his time as treasurer of the Showlight Quadrennial symposium of light and Chair of the Association of British Theatre Technicians.

Johanna Town | Professional Representative

Johanna is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2019 AGM.

She is also the point of contact for any professional or affiliate members that are working as designers.

Stuart Porter | Professional Representative

Stuart is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2018 AGM.

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Stuart is the professional members' representative for those who are not working as designers - programmers, crew chiefs, production electricians etc. 

Declan Randall | Companies' Representative

Declan is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2018 AGM.

He is also the representative for the company members of the ALD answering questions and developing benefits for the members to access.

Nick Moran | Education Representative

Nick is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2017 AGM.

He also acts as the Executive representative and head of the working group concerned with the education of future practitioners in both Higher and Further Education. He also sits on the board of Skillscene which aims to influence, promote and support the provision and  uptake of high quality, industry relevant, continuing professional development for theatre workers. 

Rory Beaton | Student Representative

Rory's role is to act as a point of contact for current and future students of live performance lighting and video and to help them find their bearings in the ALD membership and also the world of work.  He also acts as the organiser of the Michael Northen Bursary on behalf of the ALD.

Kelli Zezulka | Editor of Focus Magazine

Kelli is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2019 AGM.

She commissions, compiles and layouts each edition of Focus, the ALD's in-house members' magazine.  if you are interested in writing an article for Focus, you can contact her at editor@ald.org.uk 

Richard Lambert | Equity Representative

Richard is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2018 AGM.

He is also the link between the ALD Executive and the Directors and Designers' committee of Equity to which he was elected in 2015.  He's the point of contact for members with any questions about Equity issues, negotiations, contracts and disputes.

Alistair Grant | Member

Alistair is an elected director and board member of the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd until the 2019 AGM.

 

Ian Saunders | Executive Director

Ian is the main day-to-day contact with both the public and members. Dealing with general enquiries, membership issues, trade show stands, meetings, minutes, social media and the washing up.  He was treasurer for ten years and has helped developed the ALD as administrator and now Executive Director for the last decade.

He is a Member of the Institute of Association Management

Sean Gleason | Member

Sean's role is to act as a point of contact for current and future students of live performance lighting and video and to help them find their bearings in the ALD membership and also the world of work.  He has also been the main organiser of the Michael Northen Bursary on behalf of the ALD for the last few years.

Steve Huttly | Member

Steve has worked at Guildhall School of Music & Drama as head of their Technical Theatre course for a number of years, and has recently joined the Executive with no set role at the current time.

Prema Mehta | Member

Prema works as a freelance Lighting Designer, and has recently joined the Executive with no set role at the current time.

Katharine is a freelance lighting designer working in drama, dance and physical theatre.  She is currently acting as the Project Manager for the ALD's Lumiere Scheme
 

John Leventhall | Association Development

John is the Company Secretary for the Association of Lighting Designers Ltd.

With career experience of the corporate retail world, arts and charities organisations, and in his youth, theatre lighting, John is the person who investigates and develops the future arc of the ALD's structure, organisation and offer to members and non-members alike.