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.

Polly Dolby

Oundle for Organists’ Courses Administrator, Polly, was born and bred in Oundle. She was a chorister at Peterborough Cathdral before following her love of visual arts with an Honours Degree in History of Art.  Her career spans both curating and festival co-ordinating in London and the West Country before returning to Oundle where she combines  her love of music and the arts, joining the team in 2019 and being an essential part of the delivery of our organ courses.