Board of Directors

Peter Barnes

began his professional acting career in 1967 and attended RADA from 1972-74.  He works mainly in Television, Theatre, Films and Commercials.  Favourite roles include Captain Lancey in the first London productions of Translations at Hampstead Theatre and at the National, and Angus in the European premiere of The Drawer Boy in Vienna.  His role on the board of BECS also draws on his experiences with co-operative agencies.

Robin Browne

began his career in 1965 and has appeared in repertory throughout the UK. He has featured in several national and international tours with the Peter Hall company. His television and audio work over the past 40 years has been extensive. He co-founded The Harry Partnership LLP – a communications skills company, lectured in Broadcasting at Middlesex University and was associate producer of the world premiere of the Vivienne Ellis award winning musical Bon Voyage. He is married with three sons and lives in North London.

Natasha Gerson

started her career as a dancer with Scottish Ballet. She has also worked as an actor on screen, television, theatre, radio and audio.  More recently she has been working as a writer for theatre and audio drama.

Natasha was a member of the BECS Board at its inception and is proud to still be helping with the work of BECS, working on behalf of all its members.

Jean Rogers

trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a founder member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre.  Jean has worked in TV for over 40 years and has over 1000 BBC Radio broadcasts in her repertoire.  She is popularly known as regular character Dolly Skilbeck in Emmerdale.

Jean has also worked tirelessly with BECS since 1998 and has acted as BECS Chairwoman from 2008-2014 and 2016 to date.  Jean was recently awarded the TUC Women’s Gold Badge Award for her work on gender equality.

Andy Prodger

has been representing performers and their rights, both nationally and internationally for over 20 years.  He has been the Chief Executive Officer of BECS since April 2008 and has also worked as the Acting General Secretary of SCAPR between 2013 – 2016.

Jo Cameron Brown

is an experienced actress and internationally recognised dialect and dialogue coach.  She combines a successful acting career, recently – There She Goes, The Christmas Switch, Follies, The Guid Sisters; with dialect coaching- Wonder Woman, Elizabeth is Missing, Peaky Blinders, Wheel of Time

Edinburgh born and bred, Jo studied at the RSAMD, now RS Conservatoire and as a post-graduate in Voice and Dialect Studies at Central in London.

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