The Team

Kenneth Richardson

Kenneth has been Artistic Director of Creative Oundle since 2014. He has over 35 years’ experience of working in the arts, particularly opera and festivals, both in the UK and the USA. He has directed many operas particularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Ann Elise Smoot

Ann Elise has been Director of Oundle for Organists since 2014. A sought-after performer with a wide-ranging repertoire, education and encouraging the next generations of musicians has always been a major focus of her career. 

Rowan Riley

Operations Director, Rowan joined the team in early 2018, and brings with her wealth of experience in planning, logistics and delivery of live events.  Starting her career in stage management of both opera and theatre, she moved into arts administration and management for many different genres of live performance and events.