Sophie Woods

Artistic Director

Responsible for planning and booking our events programme – including exhibitions, live music, theatre, comedy, film, event cinema, workshops and arts hires. Also acts as a Duty Manager.

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Anna Kedge

Marketing & Box Office Coordinator

Responsible for marketing, publicity, ticketing and box office support; including production and distribution of season brochures, e-newsletters, mail-outs, press, posters, social media and our website. Also acts as a Duty Manager.

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Katie Wilson

Volunteer and Community Coordinator

Responsible for the recruitment, management and training of our volunteer team. Works on community engagement

Also acts as a Duty Manager.

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Admin Support

Deepak Laxman


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Elizabeth Campbell

Friends Coordinator

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Marilyn Runnalls

Handmade in Cranleigh

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Clive Wouters

Operations Coordinator

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Cranleigh Arts is a charity and company Limited by Guarantee, overseen by a Board of  Non-Executive Directors, or Trustees. The Board has a formal structure and meets every two months delegating the day to day running of the Centre to staff and volunteers. The Non-Executive Directors behave as instructed in the Articles of Association. The post of Art Centre director is voluntary and receives no remuneration.

Chairman: Bob Wild, appointed 2015, Chair from Nov 2016

Bob has spent over 40 years in banking. He has held Chief Executive and Director positions internationally and in the City of London. He is presently a Non-Executive Director on the boards of two UK banks.

While living overseas for many years including in India, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Greece, he and his wife Lynne have had a home in Cranleigh for over 25 years.

His interests include history and the arts, golf, fly-fishing, the progress or otherwise of the England rugby team and both he and Lynne are keen gardeners. In Athens he was a member of the board of governors of St Catherine’s British Embassy School.

Trustee: Gaynor Wilson

Gaynor has lived in Cranleigh for 18 years. She has always worked with her hands both as a Physiotherapist and a ceramicist. Her love of clay started in adult education and has progressed from working as a technician in a pottery to completing a BA in Ceramics from Glasgow School of Art in 2012.

She believes that hands-on skills are essential in this progressively electronic age and is keen to develop 3D work at the Centre.

Trustee: Chris Wilson

Chris is a relative new-comer to the Cranleigh area having moved to Ewhurst Green a few years ago. Encouraged by the strong sense of community in the area, Chris joined the Board of Cranleigh Art Centre to assist in developing a sustainable future for this unique arts venue and to assist with the strategic direction.

Chris continues to pursue a full-time career as an Air Traffic Controller. Having completed 20 years at Heathrow airport, his current tasks are primarily focussed on the future strategy of air traffic management.

A lover of live performance, particularly music and comedy, Chris has been a regular visitor to Cranleigh Art Centre for several years to hear some of the great blues musicians which underpin the live music programme.

Treasurer: David Whitaker

Trustee: Alison Winter

Alison is Head of Drama and Theatre at Hurtwood House and has lived locally for 26 years. Her love for the arts started at an early age and she gained a degree in Drama from Exeter University as well as a postgrad from London University. She was a director of the West Kent Youth Theatre and involved in Drama as therapy for the disabled, taught in London comprehensives; directing shows and introducing theatre to children from a wide variety of social backgrounds. This led to her broadcasting career where she worked as a presenter, newsreader, producer and editor for many years before returning to teaching. She is much looking forward to her association with Cranleigh Arts Centre and being part of a thriving local arts community.

Trustee: Simon Rabinowitz

I grew up in an ‘Arts Family’ surrounded by the world of Show Business as my father’s musical journey progressed from Radio to TV and then onto Theatre and Films. I absorbed more than I realised about the Entertainment world although mostly from a commercial point of view. As the only one who could add up I became the family ‘Drop In’ much to the disappointment of my parents. Many years later I found myself managing catering, bar, event and hospitality facilities in Theatre and Television companies. Hopefully, some of this experience will be useful at the Arts Centre.”