Management Board


John Cox, Chair

John Cox, Chair

John Cox
Chair

John Cox has lived in Salisbury since 1979 when he became Head of English, later Assistant Headteacher, at Bishop Wordsworth’s School where he directed over thirty dramatic productions. He retired in 2010 and in the same year joined the Board of La Folia.

He has appreciated the positive lead of Ann Harding, his predecessor as Chairman, as La Folia has developed the range of its projects and maintained the high standard of their execution. He looks forward to increasing his commitment in supporting this very special organisation.

He is also a trustee of EdUKaid and of Sarum St. Michael Educational Charity and is a member of the editorial board of Sarum Chronicle.

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.

Lucy Salisbury

Lucy Salisbury

Lucy Salisbury is an arts education specialist and consultant who designs and leads innovative and inclusive education projects for public and independent art galleries, museums and collections. Lucy founded the education programme at the New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery based at Roche Court, Wiltshire, in 2001 and the national public speaking and art appreciation project ARTiculation. She has worked with partners including the British Museum, the National Gallery, The Royal Collections Trust, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Whitworth Manchester, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Chatsworth, the Folkestone Triennial and the British Council among many others. She has served as a governor of Livingston Nursery School in White City, London and a trustee of organisations including the Salisbury Art Centre (2010 – 2016) where she served on the steering committee for the visual arts and the committee for education and outreach, and Salisbury Youth Venture (2012 – 15). She is an active volunteer working with Salisbury Cathedral Education (2001 – present) and other organisations particularly those supporting SEND clients including Riding for the Disabled. Lucy was awarded the Kenneth Clark Society Gold medal for her contribution to Art History.

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.