Gemma took up her post as Artistic Director for the Everyman in 2003, previously working at the Hampstead Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre London. She has directed numerous productions both in Liverpool and nationally. In March 2014 the new Everyman opened to great acclaim and Gemma directed it’s opening production of Twelfth Night. Gemma was intimately involved in every step of the refurbishment of this iconic Liverpool venue.
The schools are supported by a large number of partners, including the University of Liverpool, Royal Liverpool NHS Trust, and 2Bio. They aim to re-shape the provision of vocational education and resultant career pathways for young people in the North-West.
Prior to this Nigel created The North Liverpool Academy Trust, a charitable organisation, to bring world class educational establishments to areas of economic or social deprivation.
Nigel’s day job for the the last twenty years has been running international educational publishing companies. Alongside running the Trust, Nigel comments on educational policy and advises both banks and venture capital firms on investing in the educational sector.