Feelgood Theatre Productions

Manchester's award winning theatre company

Meet the Board

Feelgood is a Registered Charity (1092907) and Company Limited by Guarantee (3358285) with a board of trustees, who offer a strong leadership and management structure.

We also have a ‘A Creative Think Tank’ - a dynamic group of professional artists who develop and discuss future projects.

Susan Jee - Trustee

Susan Jee is a chartered accountant and recently retired having been with BNFL for 16 years, latterly as Group Finance Director.  A former encyclopaedia saleswoman, school teacher and arranger of car finance - who then belatedly found her true vocation and trained as an accountant with Ernst & Young in Manchester.

She was the first woman President of Manchester Chartered Accountants and is a Governor at St Helens College and a non-executive director of a number of small companies and charities. She tries to balance her passion for work with an equal passion for collapsing in her cottage in Portugal and studying Portuguese.

Bev Hulme - Trustee

Bev Hulme is a relatively new addition to the Feelgood Board, introduced through Business in the Arts.  Bev met Caroline one cold evening in Manchester and has never looked back!

With 15 years professional services marketing and business development experience behind her, Bev is currently PwC’s North West Proposals Manager.  She is primarily involved in working with the firms’ partners to facilitate new business opportunities and supports them through the tender/presentation process.

Outside of work, Bev likes to keep active.  If she’s not hiking up a mountain, she’ll be spinning her way around a dancefloor - modern jive being her forte.

Peter Moore - Trustee

Peter Moore is a retired solicitor having until recently been a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of DWF LLP. He specialises in contract, partnership and LLP law and in professional negligence.  He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; an accredited mediator and a Member of the Standing Conference of Mediation advocates.  He is a Director of Feelgood Theatre Productions and was previously a Trustee of the Waterman Railway Heritage Trust and Chairman of the GMPTE External Liaison Group.

He lectures for Central Law Training on partnership and LLP law and for Liverpool John Moores University on Alternative Dispute Resolution and mediation.  Having previously played rugby, football, tennis and hockey, he now concentrates on playing golf rather badly.  He is a lifelong supporter of Everton Football Club.

Mia Chandler - Company Secretary

With a successful career in Marketing and Business Development behind her, Mia decided to feed the more creative side of her nature and, at the tender age of 30, undertook a degree at the Arden School of Theatre. It was there Mia first met Caroline in 1997 and she hasn’t been able to get away since!

Mia has been involved in numerous productions, including Wind in the Willows (in Park Bridge, Castlefield and deepest Yorkshire), the Millenium Eve Bug Show and Crystal Clear. However, a move to West Yorkshire and subsequent motherhood kept Mia out of the Feelgood camp for a few years until 2009 when fortune threw her and Caroline back together on a train to London one February morning. Mia was supposed to be going to a job interview but instead decided to rejoin Feelgood - Caroline can be VERY persuasive. . .

So, acting as Administrator and Crowd Wrangler, a summer in wellingtons in the company of Lord and Lady Macbeth in Heaton Park re-cemented the alliance and Mia became Company Secretary shortly afterwards, after the magnificent Lisa Mildenhall moved on to pastures new (although we still pick her brains very often - thanks, Lisa!)

In ‘real life’, Mia teaches drama to under 16’s, regularly performs as a voice-over artist, is an illustrator and a published poet.

Andy Tomlinson - Trustee

Andy is somewhat Cosmopolitan. A Wild man from Borneo by birth, a Wandering Minstrel by profession, much travelled due to parentage, profession and inclination. Born in Kuching-Sarawak, educated at a boarding school in Bradford, graduated from Loughborough University, he has lived and toured in England, Wales and Scotland, Germany, Belgium Sweden and Finland as actor/performer. Andy is also known as Mr Film Buff, Mr Question of Sport and Peter Pan to his friends.

As well as theatre Andy has a passion for cricket, rugby union, sailing, swimming and skiing, films, concerts, music and putting on shows and adventures with his daughters! He also loves food and wine and can never say no to a challenge hence his association with Feelgood, famed for theatre with challenges!

Andy was an actor for 17 years and has also been employed as director, writer, singer/songwriter and compere. He has a BA (Hons) Degree in Drama, a PGCE and has been lecturing in Drama in the Northwest and Europe for 10 years to 4 to 64 year olds and has performed before 2 - 2,000 people.  He is currently Curriculum Director of Performing Arts at Bury College and an Edexcel Moderator.

Andy Moorhouse - Trustee

Andy Moorhouse is Director of the Acoustics Laboratories at the University of Salford. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics. In his day job he researches into various aspects of acoustics like low frequency noise and structure-borne sound!

Before moving to Salford he was a specialist consultant in acoustics, working on projects like the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts as well as many other construction and industrial projects, quarries, factories, aircraft…

He also plays jazz piano around the NW and has often performed for theatrical events, he even wrote the score for a children’s musical - Dirty Berty and the Cheese Gobblers - performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1982. His involvement with Feelgood goes back to the early days and he has been a Director for about 6 years.

Kate Johnson - Trustee

Kate Johnson’s involvement with Feelgood Theatre Productions began in 2000 with The Wizard of Oz at the Lowry. She subsequently took on the role of company secretary from 2002 to 2007 and is now a trustee.

Kate read Drama and French at the University of Bristol and in 1977 embarked on a career in theatre management, both in repertory and in the West End. She was part of the team which introduced computerised box office systems to the UK. In 1984 she joined the BBC where she worked in most production departments before becoming manager of the Factual Unit in Religious Programmes, moving from London to Manchester in 1993. In 1995 she moved to South Africa with her husband and three small daughters before returning to the UK in 1997.

On her return Kate worked as a freelance consultant with arts organisations across the North West. She currently works for the Careers Advice Service as a careers coach, having qualified as a careers adviser in 2007. She is a member of the Institute of Career Guidance.

Kate spends most of her spare time involved in local community projects and most of her money in Top Shop, her daughters preferred retail therapy venue.

Kath Robinson - Trustee

Kath was an elected member of Manchester City Council from May 1979 until June 2004 when she decided to stand down having served 25 years, during which she had held several positions of responsibility. Kath now works as a consultant to a number of companies offering support & advice on local government, training & re-generation issues. She was one of two Deputy Leaders on the City Council for 12 years and was instrumental in securing the successful bid by the City Council to host the City of Drama 1994, during which she was heavily involved in a hectic schedule of events, performances, ceremonies and functions which ensued throughout the year.

She also served on a number of other Boards and bodies, including Manchester Airport, MOSI and MIDAS (Manchester Inward Development Agency. On a personal level, she is involved with Central and South Manchester MENCAP and Gateway Clubs, was a founder member of South Manchester Mencap in 1974 & served on the Executive Committee for over 20 years.

John Arnold - Chair

John Arnold - Chair

John Arnold is Emeritus Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at Manchester Business School.  He was director and dean of Manchester Business School from 1 July 1994 to 31 December 2006, dean of the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies in The University of Manchester between 1987 and 1989 and pro-vice-chancellor from 1990 to 1994 and 2003 to 2004.  He was president of the Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants in 1991-1992, director of research at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales from 1987 to 1994 and chairman of pro.manchester in 2007-2008.

He is currently a (non-executive) director of PZ Cussons plc and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.  He is chairman of Feelgood Theatre Productions and of the Manchester Business School Incubator Ltd.

He has held academic appointments at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent, visiting professorships at the Universities of Washington and Cincinnati in the USA and has been Price Waterhouse faculty fellow in the firms US national office.  He is the author of 17 books and monographs and of numerous articles in edited collections and journals.

He plays tennis and squash and is a season ticket holder at Stockport County Football Club.