Chairman | Head of Artist ManagementEmail Stephen Wright
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2642
Having left Cambridge University where Stephen studied law and modern languages, he co-founded the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company. Stephen then set up and ran the European office of an American concert management agency, Shawconcerts Ltd, after which he joined Harold Holt Ltd, later becoming Managing Director. Among the artists he managed were Mariss Jansons, Neville Marriner, John Eliot Gardiner and Seiji Ozawa. Stephen left Harold Holt with his division to set up IMG Artists Europe in 1991 where he became MD with responsibility for developing the business internationally. Stephen also established an audiovisual department at IMG Artists, setting up the BBC Legends CD label and producing a number of television and DVD programmes.
Vice ChairmanEmail Mike Reynolds
T: +44 (0)20 7902 0520
After thirty years in the British Diplomatic Service with periods living and working in Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East, Mike became a founding partner and later Director of a leading business consultancy, working for FTSE companies all over the world. In 2008 Mike joined the Board of ICA and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2010. For many years he has been a keen concert- and opera- goer, a singer with various ensembles, a music critic and an opera repertoire consultant. He is a governor of the choir school at King’s College, Cambridge. He has degrees in Modern Languages (Cantab) and in Opera Studies (Manchester) and is studying for a PhD in the latter field (Goldsmiths/Rose Bruford).
Managing Director and Chief Financial OfficerEmail Peter Martin
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2629
Peter has had a long and distinguished career in Arts Management. He was formerly Director of Finance and Projects at Askonas Holt, and Finance Director at the Southbank Centre. More recently he lived for 5 years in France, working as a professional lutenist. Since his return to the UK he has resumed his arts management career, working at the Barbican Centre as Head of Finance. Peter is a music graduate from Churchill College, Cambridge, and a chartered accountant.
Label Manager, ICA ClassicsEmail Aurelie Baujean
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2623
After achieving her Masters in Management of Artistic Organisations at the Paris-Dauphine University, Aurelie started working in the TV production industry on diverse cultural shows in France. She then joined Ideale Audience International where she collaborated on various projects, including the Classic Archive Series and the documentary film “La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet” by Frederick Wiseman. Aurelie enjoys playing the piano, horse riding in her native Berry and sailing around the Mediterranean Sea.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Cathy Carson
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2633
Cathy Carson read History and then Music at the University of Newcastle- upon- Tyne. She has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, John Eliot Gardiner / Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra and with agencies Harold Holt and IMG amongst others. Joining Stephen Wright again in October 2010, she manages a number of ICA artists and their projects. In addition to music, other interests include cryptic crosswords, planning the garden and handling the media career of her husband’s rescue dog, Marcel.
Executive Assistant to the Chairman | HR ManagerEmail Katy Cork
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2621
After studying music at Manchester University, Katy joined the music department of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production company the Really Useful Group. During her six years at the company she worked on critically acclaimed West End productions, along with publishing and recording projects. She enjoys playing the piano and transcribing songs for her three-part a cappella group.
Manager, Projects and ToursEmail Johanna Cruickshank
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2626
Johanna managed world-wide orchestral tours at IMG Artists for 15 years. Previously Administrator of the European Community Youth Orchestra, she moved into freelance arts and tour management for, among others, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra New York and the inaugural tours of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. A longstanding interest in photography led to an Art History Degree, an MA in Photographic Collections and several academic research projects. Next to her ICA work, Johanna runs her own picture framing business Framing Star.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Sally Donegani
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2635
Sally initially studied French, and following jobs in the wine trade and publishing pursued a career in the arts, working firstly for Arts and Business, joining ICA in 1995. She studied singing privately for many years, and maintains an active interest, performing regularly with several of the UK's leading chamber choirs.
Manager, Projects and ToursEmail Suzanne Doyle
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2627
Suzanne graduated in 2005 with a music degree from the University of Birmingham. After working for Hazard Chase and The King’s Consort, she moved to The Sixteen as their Concerts & Tours Manager for just over three years, before joining ICA in 2010. In her spare time Suzanne is on the committee for the St Endellion Easter Festival as well as a violinist in the Corinthian Chamber and Kensington Symphony orchestras. When she’s not busy rehearsing or on tour, Suzanne tries to watch her much-loved home rugby and football teams - Leicester Tigers and Leicester City.
Head of Digital | Operations & Marketing ManagerEmail Martin Kendrick
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2622
After 5 years of running his own music blog website and working in the digital departments of various record companies, including One Little Indian records, Martin joined ICA in 2010 to work on the company website and digital marketing. In addition to his love of online media, Martin has previously played guitar in bands in London and Brighton and is passionate about a wide range of music from electronica to blues.
Administrator, Projects and ToursEmail Alexandra Knight
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2625
Alexandra read Music at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2011 and staying on in ‘the city of dreaming spires’ in order to complete a post-graduate Diploma in Law. Upon moving to London in 2012, she worked at Harrison Parrott and Music Inter Alia before joining the ICA Projects & Tours team in 2013. Alexandra is a violinist, and also enjoys the opportunity to try out new languages when on tour – she speaks French and German, and has recently taken up the challenge of learning Russian.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Janet Marsden
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2632
Janet performed in a rock band in Liverpool before studying viola with Nannie Jamieson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following post-graduate study in arts management she worked in the marketing department of the London Philharmonic and for Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s period ensembles. She joined ICA in 1997.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Claire Parker-Paphitis
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2631
Claire joined ICA in August 2007 having completed her BMus at King’s College London with Violin studies at the Royal Academy of Music before gaining a Master’s degree in Conducting and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey. Outside of work, Claire stops her violin gathering dust by teaching a range of violin students and performing in a string quartet.
Artist AdministratorEmail Will Parsons
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2634
Will was an opera critic for a national magazine and as a baritone, has toured all over the world with the London Philharmonic Choir, (in which he has been a Director and Trustee). Working for Harrison Parrott and the City of London Sinfonia, he joined ICA in 2009. He plays classical and jazz piano, clarinet, and enjoys skiing and diving.
Head of Audio, ICA ClassicsEmail John Pattrick
T: +44 (0)13 0386 3424
Having reading History at Cambridge University, John joined EMI in 1965 where he spent the next 31 years working in the UK, including almost a decade as Director of EMI Classics UK and an equivalent period abroad in Sweden, Holland and the US where he was Vice President Angel/EMI Classics before returning to the UK in 1988 to become Vice President of EMI Classics International. In 1997, he joined IMG Artists as a consultant and set up with Stephen Wright, IMG Artist's Audio Visual Division, becoming it's Director, producing and distributing the BBC Legends label as well as working on many other projects including Classic Archive DVD with Ideale Audience and the Great Conductors of the 20th Century CD series distributed by EMI. After the acquisition of the AV Division by Medici Arts in 2007, he spent the next two years as Director, Medici Audio before joining ICA Limited in 2010.
Artist AdministratorEmail Johan Pieters
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2636
Whilst obtaining his Honours degree in Marketing and a Post-graduate diploma in teaching, Johan also studied organ at the Conservatorium of the University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. After having taught music in a number of London schools, he worked in classical record sales before joining ICA in 2012. Johan has been a member of the London Philharmonic Choir and St. Paul’s Cathedral Chorus since his arrival in the UK in 2003. In addition to his interest in music, he also enjoys accumulating Air miles exploring the globe.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Peter Railton
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2638
After studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Peter spent six years as principal horn with two of South Africa's leading orchestras. Returning to London, Peter performed extensively with many of the UK's top orchestras before joining ICA in 2001.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Liz Sam
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2640
Liz has worked in the arts for 15 years. After studying at the Queensland Conservatorium and The University of Queensland, she worked in orchestral management in Australia. She has worked at ICA since 2001.
Finance AssistantEmail Sofia Vale
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2646
Sofia graduated in 2010 with a Business Administration degree from the University of Porto, Portugal, with 6 months at the Grande École INSEEC in Paris, France. After working for KPMG as a financial auditor, she studied for her Masters Degree in International Business at the London campus of the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. Joining ICA in 2013, Sofia has been able to combine her two passions: music and business. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, attending ballet classes and playing the piano when possible – sadly she had to leave her own behind in Portugal.
Head of DVD, ICA ClassicsEmail Louise Waller-Smith
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2624
Having read Music at Bristol University, followed by a Masters degree in Marketing, Louise began working for Stephen Wright at IMG Artists in 2002. She moved with Stephen to his new consultancy company, where she worked on Kenneth Branagh’s film of Mozart’s Magic Flute amongst other audiovisual projects. Louise joined ICA in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking and travelling, particularly in France and Italy.
Senior Artist ManagerEmail Monika Wiktorowicz
T: +44 (0)20 7539 2628
After studying piano, organ and musicology in her native Poland, Monika completed a post-graduate arts management diploma in London. Since 2000, she has worked with renowned conductors and orchestras at IMG Artists before joining ICA in 2009. With a strong interest in English medieval music, Monika also enjoys film, theatre and trekking in the mountains.