Meet the Team

Angus MacKechnie

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Executive Director

Angus joined ISAN as Executive Director in July 2015. Prior to that he worked at the National Theatre in London for over thirty years, serving under five different Directorships and running a wide variety of projects, largely related to audience engagement. He became Producer and Programmer of two National Theatre departments: the Watch This Space Festival of Outdoor Arts and entertainment and the Platform programme of talks, debates, playreadings and interviews. He produced the NT2000 project, which charted 100 years of English-speaking theatre; the NT50 series, marking the theatre’s fiftieth anniversary and wrote and co-directed the gala for Laurence Olivier’s centenary. As an interviewer he charied events with, amongst many others, Judi Dench, Alan Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Nicholas Hytner, Frances de la Tour and Marianne Elliott. In 2004 he received the Rayne Award for his services to the company. He undertook the Performing Arts Consortium Fellowship on the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme in 2014, undertaking a secondment with People United with mentoring by David Lan and Genista McIntosh. He is a Life Coach, having qualified with Relational Dynamics in 2015. He previously ran a small-scale touring theatre company and worked as an actor, director and writer, after training on the Professional Acting course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He worked as director on two pieces with the circus/dance company Joli Vyann and sits on the boards of Mimbre and Upswing. @AngusMackers

Natalie Scott

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General Manager

Natalie trained as a theatre maker at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance; as part of her degree in European Theatre Arts she spent time at the Institut del Teatro in Barcelona, specialising in puppetry and physical theatre and has been the Co Artistic Director of The Lab Collective since 2008 – producing responsively interactive, site led and socially driven performance.  Her previous work for The Lab Collective has taken place at The Vaults Festival, Boomtown Fair, Latitude Festival, Theatre Delicatessen, Chester Castle and the V&A museum amongst others.  Running alongside her work as a Theatre Maker, Natalie has a variety of Third Sector and Outreach experience, and has previously worked as the Young Actors Company Director for the New Wimbledon Theatre, The Living Wage Foundation and Citizens UK. @TheLabCollective

Catherine Packard

Project Manager (Freelance)

Evan Parker

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Communications Intern