• Suba Das Artistic Director
    Suba Das is a theatre director and the Artistic Director and CEO of HighTide. He is a Trustee of The Sage, Gateshead. Previously he was Associate Director of Leicester Curve, one of the UK’s major producing houses, Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and English Touring Theatre, and Das has also directed for the Young Vic, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse, Northern Stage and the Roundhouse. In 2017 he made his opera directorial debut with the world premiere of Sukanya by Ravi Shankar for the Royal Opera and London Philharmonic. Suba read English at Clare College, Cambridge and trained on the Birkbeck Director Training Programme.
  • Rowan Rutter Executive Director
    Rowan Rutter is Executive Director of HighTide where she was previously a consultant and maternity cover Executive Producer. Prior to this, she was a Consultant Executive Producer for Avant Garde Dance and Clean Break Theatre and Senior Producer at Hull Truck Theatre for Hull 2017 City of Culture. Rowan has produced fifteen years experience producing and touring new work for organisations including Leeds Playhouse, Cardboard Citizens, Northern Stage and Liverpool Everyman Playhouse. She has extensive experience working for festivals and events and in 2017 she was responsible for the UK-international tour of Market Theatre Johannesburg’s The Suitcase in association with Hull 2017. She is a Trustee of Lab Collective.
  • Lindsey Dear Executive Director (Parental Cover)
    Lindsey is an experienced senior arts manager and Creative Producer who has worked internationally with organisations including 14-18 NOW, Akram Khan Company, Russell Maliphant Company, Foundling Museum, 59 Productions, European Commission, BBC and Classic FM.
  • Francesca Clark Communications and Development Director
    Francesca Clark is Communications and Development Director of HighTide where she is responsible for branding, communications and audiences throughout the organisation. Previously she was Executive Producer at HighTide overseeing over 40 productions including Harrogate by Al Smith (Royal Court), In Fidelity by Rob Drummond (Traverse) and The Trick by Eve Leigh (Bush Theatre and touring) and worked in fundraising at the Orange Tree Theatre.  She has also produced her own independent productions including Mush and Me by Karla Crome (Bush Theatre/Underbelly/Adelaide Fringe).
  • Holly White Producer
    Holly White is Producer at HighTide, working closely with the executive team to deliver a range of projects with a particular focus on the company's artist development work. Prior to this, Holly was Assistant Producer and Administrative Assistant at HighTide. Holly has also worked as an independent Producer and credits include: Me Myself I by Carla Grauls; Brilliant Jerks by Joseph Charlton (VAULT Festival) Finding Fassbender by Lydia Larson (Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe, VAULT Festival), Action At A Distance by Rory Horne (New Diorama Theatre, Incoming & Pulse Festival). Associate Producer: Plastic by Kenny Emson (Polaroid Theatre at Old Red Lion/Mercury Colchester).
  • Helena Snider Resident Assistant Director
    Helena Snider is on a placement as Resident Assistant Director at HighTide. She is training in Theatre Directing on the Birkbeck College MFA. Directing credits include: GRAN and Bedlam before the Burnout (Headlong and HighTide, Signal Fires), Reunion (Theatre 503), White Lies (The Brockley Jack, also writer) and The Events (The Curve, Leicester, NSDF)