Our team

Fran Healey

Fran Healey Photo by Chris Payne Images

Fran is the Artistic Director and General Manager, reporting directly to our governing body and overseeing all operational aspects at The Stoller Hall.

Since joining us in 2019, Fran has continued to lead and innovate in our event programming, which in turn has attracted a myriad of regional and global talents to our RIBA award-winning concert venue in Manchester. Some of those talents include Soweto Gospel Choir, Hermeto Pascoal, the Kanneh-Masons, Emeli Sandé, Steven Isserlis, Manchester Camerata, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Soweto Kinch, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and more.

Fran is also the Artistic Director of Manchester Guitar Festival.

Simon Chaplin

Simon Chaplin Photo by Chris Payne Images

Simon is the Deputy General Manager of The Stoller Hall, and is one of the longest serving members in our team.

With over 25 years of experience in the arts and hospitality, Simon looks after all operational aspects at The Stoller Hall, including maintenance, health and safety, artist and promoter relations, conference and event bookings, and regularly hosts our Behind the Scenes Tours at The Stoller Hall.

Lorna Calvert

Lorna Calvert Photo by Chris Payne Images

Lorna is the Production Coordinator at The Stoller Hall, who works closely with artists and promoters to coordinate logistical operations for all our events.

Ruth Chaplin

Ruth Chaplin Copyright © The Stoller Hall 2023

Ruth is the Front of House and Finance Manager at The Stoller Hall, responsible for the management of event personnel, staff development, merchandise, customer experience and customer safety.

Mathilde Atedji

Mathilde Atedji Copyright © The Stoller Hall 2023

Mathilde is a senior member of our Domestic Services and Front of House teams.

Eleanor Ridley

Eleanor Ridley Copyright © The Stoller Hall 2023

Eleanor is the Box Office Coordinator at The Stoller Hall, who is on hand to answer your customer queries.

Clare Wells

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Clare is the Marketing Manager at The Stoller Hall, who works closely with artists and promoters to tell you all about the incredible experiences we’ve got on. Clare also oversees our social channels, promotional emails and customer feedback.

Alex Cross

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Alex is one half of our Venue Administration and HR Team, as well as a Duty Manager at The Stoller Hall.

Chris Fynn

Chris Fynn Copyright © The Stoller Hall 2023

Chris is the other half of our Venue Administration and HR Team, who helps to ensure the smooth running of The Stoller Hall.

Chris Burke

Chris Burke Copyright © The Stoller Hall 2023

Chris is our Technical Manager, who leads our busy Technical Team and makes all our incredible events possible.


Updated: January 2023