Meet the team
ANS is a voluntary organisation. A new committee was established in November 2016; it consists of seven members bringing with them a range of skills including: design and architecture, dance, film and radio production, craft, visual arts, local government, arts education, creative and festival programming and organisational development. ANS appointed its first administrator in October 2018.
The London Borough of Sutton is represented by two councillors, Cllr Steve Cook and Cllr Steve Penneck, who sit on the committee as observers. Lord Tope is Patron of the organisation.
Chair Alan Fitter who has now retired, worked in various industries over the years including the record business (as Marketing Director at Decca Records and General Manager of the Motown label), radio advertising, directing voices for animation and video editing. He’s an award-winning radio commercial director and writer and before retiring, ran his own businesses for over 30 years.
Currently he is a theatre critic for website London Theatre1, an assessor for the “Offies” (the off West End theatre awards), helps run a company that does guided walks around London and is a committee member for the Wallington Music Festival.
Co Vice-Chair Caterina Loriggio is an accomplished creative programmer and festival director with many years’ experience developing, delivering and leading cultural programmes and festivals as well as public engagement campaigns. She recently completed a three-year contract at the Houses of Parliament where she ran a year-long heritage programme, Parliament in the Making, which creatively celebrated the anniversaries of Magna Carta and the 1265 Simon de Montfort Parliament (the foundation of the House of Commons). Before that, she led the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the South East of England.
Co Vice-Chair Brendan Murphy is an award winning artist based at Oaks Park Studios in Woodmansterne. He has exhibited his drawings and paintings internationally and has work represented in private collections in Britain and Ireland. He also develops and curates exhibitions of students’ and peers’ work across London regularly. He holds a masters in Fine art from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design and is an Associate Fellow in Fine Art with the Higher Education Academy.
Brendan is Head of Art at Sutton College and works hard to promote the arts within the college and the wider community through course programming and growing partnerships.
Penelope Jane Homer
Administrator Penelope Jane Homer graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2003, where she was a choral scholar at St Barnabas Cathedral. Keenly interested in arts education, working at both Akademi South Asian Dance UK and Benslow Music Trust in this field. She worked for Edition Peters in their sales department and the Association of British Choral Directors as Training Manager until July 2018. Penelope is also Musical Director of the Winchmore Singers, upper-voice choir, north London, Apprentice Musical Director at Enfield Choral Society, sings at St Dominic’s Priory, London, teaches at City Lit, Streatham and Clapham Prep School as well as privately.
Tom Franck received a scholarship to train at Arts Educational Schools London and graduated in 2009 with an MA in Acting. He has had a varied acting career performing in a wide range of roles from drama to comedy, Shakespeare to new writing, performing in Theatre tours, London Theatres, Edinburgh festival and on screen.
In 2014 he produced his own production of Cinderella in the borough of Sutton. Since then Tom has continued to produce his unique shows for children, entertaining audiences in a variety of venues and events. Tom also runs an early years development business and lives in Carshalton with his wife and two children.
Hon Treasurer Brian Turner has spent his entire working life in banking, starting in branch banking before moving into international banking in the City, holding various senior positions. As he heads towards full retirement, he is currently Head of Internal Audit with the UK subsidiary of a large overseas bank. Brian has been involved in many forms of amateur theatre for the last 60 years, mainly as a performer. He has also served as a committee member for several of the societies that he has belonged to, including that of Treasurer.
James Davies has been a practising Design Architect for 30 years. He has a Masters Degree in Design from The Royal College of Art. He works creating, developing and managing design projects within the public and private sectors and has worked with organisations from strategic review and inception through to implementation.
Richard Moore is a multi-award winning creative writer/producer/director with extensive experience working for major international broadcast companies (such as the Walt Disney Company, Discovery International, the BBC and ITV) on short form programming, branding and promotion. Specialising in children’s programming he’s written and directed for both animation and puppets!
Jasmine Wilson is Director of Learning and Engagement at dance organisation Studio Wayne McGregor. She’s a highly experienced senior arts manager and producer with a focus on participation and engagement. She has in depth experience and understanding of the UK education system and policy and a highly developed network across the dance and wider arts sector. She was a Clore Fellow 2009/10.
Members of ANS are able to meet with like-minded creatives in the Borough at regular networking events, attend free training sessions and make applications to the ANS grant scheme.
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