Meet the team

Paul Holman - Founder, Company Chairman & Managing Director

Paul is an accomplished musician, director, teacher and writer, with an MA degree in Arts Management (City University) and a certificate in Music Education (University of London); he is also a Licentiate of Trinity College of Music (LTCM) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).For nearly twenty years, Paul has been successfully presenting high quality pantomime, plays and summer shows throughout the country, and he has directed some of the country's leading names in show business.

Paul formed his own company, Paul Holman Associates (now PHA), in 1995. PHA is a corporate member of the Institute of Entertainment and Arts Professionals (IEAP).

John Ogle - Administrative Director and Company Secretary

John has more than thirty years’ senior administrative management experience, originally in the Royal Air Force, then in the housing industry, and latterly in theatre, bringing business administration acumen as well as creative skills to PHA.

Matthew Hough - Production Secretary

A graduate in Classics from Cambridge University, Matthew is a professional musician, working as an accompanist, piano soloist and teacher, vocal coach and musical director.

He also works in financial services, having initially being employed as a trainee chartered accountant in the City and subsequently undertaken a variety of accounting assignments, including several years with PHA.

Nick George - Associate Producer

Nick came from a performance background prior to going on to direct over 20 major pantomime productions.

For eighteen years he was the artistic director of Premier Stage Productions, producing, directing & writing live tours of numerous high profile children’s brands. Responsibilities at PHA cover casting and artistic content. 

Chris Hall - PR & Marketing Manger

Originally from Northern Ireland, Chris has lived in London since 2009. He gained a MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University in 2014.  Chris works with all PHA venues throughout each production year to publicise the shows and gain coverage in regional and national media for PHA's productions and performers. In 2015 he won the Insititute of Entertainment and Arts Management's (IEAM) Young Person's Award.  He is passionate about theatre and the arts and regularly reviews theatre productions from musicals to fringe performances at venues around the country.