Our People

Most of our staff are artists in their own right and bring considerable artistic skill in a range of media. In addition they are responsible for the care, nurturing and training of our students in life skills.

Key staff contacts

Des Trollip – Director of Operations

Abi Moore – Deputy Director of Operations 

Bridget Orchard – Development Manager

Hetti Wood – Communications Ambassador 

Anna Kendrew – Operational Support and Tutor                            


Debby Lauder – Creative Development Manager                      


If you wish to speak to a member of staff please call 01223 566027 or for general enquiries email info@rowanhumberstone.co.uk.

Rowan’s Tutors

  • Russell Cuthbert- Lead Wood Tutor and Machine Shop
  • Alistair Burgass – Wood Tutor
  • Peter Covill – Wood Tutor
  • Sarah Nibbs – Tutor and Ceramics Technician 
  • Ester Van Zwanenberg – Ceramics
  • Marina Pallares – Drama Tutor
  • Zoe Austin – Music Tutor
  • Peter Drury – Ceramics Assistant / General Assistant


  • Victoria Hamilton Wason – Administration Assistant and Tutor
  • Karen Nicholson – General Tutor and Studio Support
  • Steve Faint – Mixed Media and Supply Tutor
  • Lima Rose – Mixed Media Tutor
  • Hilary Sugai – Textiles Tutor
  • Susie Johnson – Lead Print Tutor
  • Chris Deane – Graphics Tutor
  • Marianne Lister O’Shea – General Supply Tutor

Rowan’s Trustees

Rowan has a dedicated group of trustees

Chairman – Margaret Phillips, Rosalind Morgan, Kenneth Neale, Ruth Laslett and Rachel Dunne.