Who's Who at the Ryedale Festival


Dr John Warrack

Vice Presidents

The Abbot of Ampleforth
Sir Thomas Allen
Robin Andrews
Lord Berkeley of Knighton
June Emerson
Richard Farnes
The Revd. Canon John Manchester
Peter O’Malley
The Hon. Sir Richard Storey
Martin Vander Weyer
Peter White
Sir William Worsley Bt.

Artistic Director

Christopher Glynn


Dr Richard Shephard


Martha Byrne Hill
Sir Ron Cooke,
Francesca Horsfield,

Geoff Potter (Deputy Chairman),
The Revd. Tim Robinson,
Johnny Minford

Gerard Simpson,
Robert Sword
Hon.Treasurer: John Chisholm FCA

Hon Secretary to the Board: Connor McLean

Assistant Treasurer: Angela Fewster
Festival Manager & Assistant to Artistic Director
: Naomi Taylor
Membership Secretary
: Lorna Vasey
Box Office
: Sarah Walker
Press and PR
: Anna Kenyon
Technical Manager
: Steven Woolmer
Stewards Co-ordinator
: Jon Boots
Coffee Concerts: Roma Haigh
Website: Ian Riches
Hon. Auditor: Calvert Smith (UHY Calvert Smith)
Front of House Manager: Ian Riches
Bar Organiser : Lynn Reed
Artist Catering : Susan Riches
Sponsor Hospitality: -
Artist Accommodation: Julie Simmonds
Health & Safety/Artist Transport: Gerard Simpson
Workshops Co-ordinator: Connor McLean
Banner Supervisor: Alastair Stewart
Publications Manager: Roger Hillman
Hon. Legal Adviser: John Lane (Rollits LLP)