Meet the Board

Chair: Mike Philippson

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.

Matt Cuzner

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 Hallam

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.

Laura Sercombe

Laura has worked in the voluntary sector for most of her life, and loved every moment. Laura currently 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.

Nina Lemon

Nina founded the company back in 2006 and leads our creative output and development.  She is our resident playwright, director and facilitator as well as a qualified vocational assessor, leading the development and delivery of our full time actor development programme. Nina’s interests, as both an artist and an individual, lie in the furthering of human rights and she is particularly passionate about improving life changes for often marginalised groups.

Karen Hall

Tim Hargrave