Chair: Heidi Colbon
After working in various teaching positions around the world Heidi is now an Assistant Head-Teacher of a local special needs school. She joined PP as an advocate of the creative curriculum and believes the arts have a vital role in helping students understand themselves and the world around them. She and her family split their time between Surrey and Salcombe in Devon where they enjoy an outdoor life on the water and in the countryside.
Matthew Cuzner has been working in a range of roles centred on developing young people since graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2011. After spending 5 years working within the education team at the British Film Institute, he now works as an NVQ Assessor for a charity working with vulnerable young people in Canary Wharf. Matt is an alumnus of the Peer Productions Full Time Course, and is passionate about the use of the arts within society. In his spare time he particularly enjoys long distance cycling and all aspects of film.
Stephen has been a solicitor in the City of London for most of his life, specialising in dispute resolution, and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has travelled widely, both for business and pleasure, and spent a number of years in the Far East. Peer Productions offers an opportunity for him to use his skills and experience in a different and very worthwhile cause.
Mike Philippson has worked in Marketing for nearly 40 years. Since 2001, he has run his own business, providing Marketing Communications Training around the world. He mentors young people (The Prince’s Trust), was a Business Advisor to young people (Young Enterprise) and a Parent Governor (The 6th Form College Farnborough). He likes table tennis, tennis and table football and is hooked on Fiendish Killer Sudoku puzzles!
Laura has worked in the voluntary sector for most of her life (a long time) and loved every moment. She has found it to be a real privilege to be able to work in an environment where colleagues care passionately about making a difference. In particular Laura has gained real satisfaction from working within the disability sector which is determined to redress the balance, so that individuals have the opportunity to reach their potential and experience rewarding lives. Laura now works as Chief Executive for a wonderful charity called Challengers and is lucky to be able to say it is a role she really enjoys; providing essential short breaks for disabled children and young people across the South East. In addition Laura volunteers for the National Children's Board as a committee member on their recruitment board. To be able to contribute in some way to the valuable work that Peer Productions does by working with the Board is a real honour for Laura and she is very happy to do whatever she can to help.