Management Board


Ann Harding, Chair

Ann Harding, Chair

Ann Harding
Chair

Ann brings to the Board a range of business skills developed by working in a number of different organisations. Her interest in the Arts and particularly in music is lifelong, having grown-up in a family with direct involvement in creating opportunities in community arts. Ann has been involved with the company since 2007, having relocated to Wiltshire. She is particularly committed to the opportunities that are created to increase involvement with music and other art forms, especially among communities that have historically had limited access.

Previous to La Folia, Ann held senior management posts in the public sector and was a director of a commercial company, followed by a role as non-executive director and chairman of two NHS trusts.

John Cox, Deputy Chair

John Cox, Deputy Chair

John Cox
Deputy Chair

John has been resident in Salisbury since 1979 when he started teaching English at Bishop Wordsworth’s School and where he has also directed over thirty dramatic productions. He has been a fundraiser for St. Thomas’s Church and a variety of local and overseas concerns, a member of the Salisbury International Festival and of Salisbury Playhouse’s Development Committee, and a trustee of two local charities. He looks forward to supporting the work of La Folia in the exciting new developments that are being planned.

Vanessa Coryndon

Vanessa Coryndon

Vanessa Coryndon

Vanessa Coryndon has been involved with La Folia since its very beginning as Sarum Chamber Orchestra when she remembers Howard Moody outlining his ideas for a professional music group based in Salisbury. She became a ‘fan’, a ‘Friend’ and an active volunteer. As a former teacher she has a particular interest in La Folia’s creative projects and finds it a joy to support unique music making which she feels ‘has inspired people way beyond even Howard’s wildest dreams’.

Debbie Rigg

Debbie Rigg

Debbie Rigg

Debbie started her working life with John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists, where she was assistant administrator for three years. She then landed a job at Cheltenham Arts Festivals, working in a variety of capacities as PA, press officer and, finally, sponsorship officer, before leaving to move further south. For six months she set up and ran the ArtsReach rural touring scheme in west Dorset, until head-hunted by Salisbury International Arts Festival. Debbie currently works for On Foot Holidays and continues to have a wide portfolio of arts interests.

Jenifer Simm

Jenifer Simm

Jenifer Simm

Jenifer joined the Board in 2011 and, ever since, has found her unbounded enthusiasm for the work of La Folia completely justified. She is a Chartered Accountant and has spent her working life in public practice across the south of England.  She is a member of the Tax Faculty and of the Charity Group of her professional body, has been actively involved with arts charities and was a Director of the Board of the Salisbury International Festival for several years. She brings to the Board her understanding of the needs of all sections of the community from long experience of the justice system in the criminal and family courts, probation and prisons.