Trustees

Craig Bennett

Craig is Head of Customer Service at White Light Limited, having worked in a number of roles with the company since 2007. He holds an MBA from the University of Bradford specialising in organisational behaviour and cultural change. Craig was Change Manager for White Light during the company’s major growth project (2015-17).

In theatre, Craig has project managed lighting supply contracts for major West End, UK and international productions since 2004. Craig has worked as a member of the lighting and stage crew on musical productions in the West End and holds a BA (Hons.) in theatre.

Moira Buffini

Moira Buffini is a dramatist working across fields of Theatre, Film and TV. Her plays include Welcome to Thebes and Dinner (Olivier nomination) and wonder.land, with Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris for the National Theatre; Olivier Award-winning Handbagged for the Tricycle; Dying for It (adapted from Nikolai Erdman’s the Suicide) and Marianne Dreams (adapted from Catherine Storr’s book) for the Almeida; A Vampire Story for National Theatre Connections; Loveplay for the RSC; Silence, which won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, for Birmingham Rep; Gabriel (LWT Plays on Stage and Meyer Whitworth Awards) for Soho Theatre. Both Dinner and Handbagged have enjoyed successful transfers to the West End.

In film, her screenplays include Tamara Drewe directed by Stephen Frears; Jane Eyre, directed by Cary Fukanaga, Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan and Viceroy’s House co written and directed by Gurinder Chada. She has also written and directed a short film, Father and has been commissioned by BBC Films to write and direct her first full-length feature. Currently, she is co-creator and writer of Harlots for ITV and Hulu.

Eleanor Lang

Eleanor is Executive Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Previously she has been Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl and Free Word, General Manager of the Bush Theatre and worked for Y Touring Theatre Company and the Donmar Warehouse. In 2010 she undertook a placement at BAC, working on their One-on-One festival. As a freelance producer she has produced a double bill of David Mamet plays at the Arcola, worked as a producer for Osip Productions on The Real Thing at the Tabard Theatre, on The Old Vic New Voices Starbucks 24 Hours Plays at the Old Vic and as an associate producer on two 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Galas. Eleanor has been on the Board of Kandinsky Theatre Company and of Rose Bruford College.

Sita McIntosh

Chair of Trustees

Sita McIntosh has been the Chief Operating Officer at the UK theatre website, WhatsOnStage.com since August 2014. In a career spanning over 30 years she has worked at a number of companies including Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Stoll Moss Theatres (now Lloyd Webber Theatres) gathering experience in theatre marketing, ticketing and sales. Sita also sits on the boards of Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, North London and Curve Theatre in Leicester.

Sabina Mohideen

Sabina is an advisor for the Architecture and Built Environment team at Design Council, where she is primarily involved with facilitating design reviews for schemes ranging from small housing projects to national infrastructure projects. Previously, she managed the events, awards and competitions programmes for the Landscape Institute. Along with her passion for feminism, Sabina has a passionate interest in how our built environment can serve to create a more equal and inclusive experience for everyone. Sabina read English and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Mee-Ling Skeffington

Mee-Ling is a corporate and commercial lawyer, and currently the Deputy General Counsel at a leading private healthcare group. She previously worked at the Young Vic as Assistant Producer for the Young Genius season, co-produced with the Barbican, and as the Coordinator of the inaugural year of the Step Change Programme at the National Theatre. She has also worked for 509 Arts, an arts and cultural consultancy.

Kirsty Starkey

Kirsty Starkey is a freelance radio producer on Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4. A feminist since she was a teenager with a passion for all forms of theatre, Tonic felt an ideal small organisation to offer her support and enthusiasm in promoting women in every area of theatre. From years of managing a playscheme for over 100 children, juggling three (now grown) children and primary school teaching, spending six years making television documentaries, to 13 years running a restaurant on a Greek island her energy and varied organisational skills can be well-utilised at Tonic.

Anna Vaughan

Anna is the Founder of Glow Fundraising, a fundraising consultancy based in London. Her clients include Hoxton Hall, Actors Touring Company and Watford Palace Theatre. Previously she was Head of Trusts in the National Theatre’s Development Department for nearly 10 years, and Director of Development for Youth Music Theatre UK. Currently she is Vice Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Cultural Sector Network, representing the interests of cultural fundraisers across the UK. She is also a trustee of the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick.