The SMA Staff

Andy Rowley, SMA Executive Director

Works part-time, usually three days each week.

Andy heads up Strategy, Development, Finance, Written Communications and Training at the SMA, and is Editor of the magazine, Cueline. He has worked in stage and production management since 1980. Amongst others, he has worked at Manchester Royal Exchange and Library Theatres, Orchard Theatre, Theatre Clwyd and Chester Gateway Theatre, before becoming a television stage manager in BBC Drama. He progressed to Line Producer in production at the BBC, where he won his first producing credit and his first BAFTA and RTS Awards for a drama co-production with BBC Education and BBC Drama. He has subsequently produced many award winning dramas around the world, and has been lucky enough to add a further 2 BAFTAS and other recognition for his work. He is committed to supporting stage and production management, and the value of the creative work that such disciplines contribute to UK Theatre and the British economy. Andy also meets many dozens of University, FE and Conservatoire tech theatre and stage management students throughout the year at trade shows and by visiting their courses – representing and promoting SMA.  Andy’s aim is to ensure that SMA Membership and support are always available, good value, helpful and relevant to any and all stage managers and people interested in stage management in the UK.

Debbie Bland, Membership and Office Administrator

Works part-time, normally Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 6pm each week

Debbie joins us from a background in administering immigration matters. She runs the SMA office  and supports members on all aspects of membership, day to day training administration, and also at trade shows and SMA events.

Debbie is pleased to be working in the arts and theatre sectors:  areas of interest to her over many years.

She enjoys assisting members with their subs, memberships and helping to make the most of SMA membership for every member.

Luiza Braun, LB-Counts.  Accounting and bookkeeping services

Luiza works with SMA on a contracted basis as required.

Luiza has ably supported SMA accounts and finances for a number of years, and continues to create and approve our accounts and provide management information on finances, as well as maintaining our books and assisting the ED and Board to ensure compliance with Companies House and other statutory financial and regulatory requirements.