OUR TEAM

PHILIP KNATCHBULL

PHILIP KNATCHBULL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Joined Curzon in 2006 from his previous role as CEO of Knatchbull Communications, a telecoms, media and technology investment and management company. It is his vision that drives the current expansion of the 85-year-old iconic Curzon film brand.

LAURA JOHNSON FERGUSON

LAURA JOHNSON FERGUSON

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Chartered Accountant, Cambridge graduate, over 25 years experience in film and cinema.

LOUISA DENT

LOUISA DENT

MANAGING DIRECTOR - CURZON FILM

Joined Curzon Film (previously Artificial Eye) in 2008 as Managing Director. Prior to Curzon, she worked in France for 10 years in International sales and then joined HGC Films UK as Managing Director.

ALEX SHELDON

ALEX SHELDON

DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

Over 20 years’ experience at a senior level within the leisure and hospitality industries.

LEO BREND

LEO BREND

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Joined Curzon in 2010 initially bringing digital experience to the marketing team before moving to take responsibility for all aspects of technology across the group.

DAMIAN SPANDLEY

DAMIAN SPANDLEY

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMME AND DISTRIBUTION SALES

Joined Curzon in 2016 with over 20 years of experience split evenly across cinema exhibition and film distribution, including senior roles in cinema programming, theatrical releasing, and TV & new media sales.

SUSIE BOULD

SUSIE BOULD

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Susie leads the group marketing team, and has 15 years experience working in the film industry in marketing and communications.

JAMES FLETCHER

JAMES FLETCHER

HEAD OF PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT

Chartered Surveyor with experience spanning across multiple sectors in the leisure industry. Responsible for commercial and legal negotiations on new and existing cinemas and overseeing the development management of construction projects.

JAKE GARRIOCK

JAKE GARRIOCK

HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY AND GROUP PUBLICITY

Joined Curzon in 2008, leading on numerous in-house PR and awards campaigns. Now responsible for publicity across the group and strategic rollout of distribution titles.

CLAIRE ROMAN

CLAIRE ROMAN

HEAD OF LEGAL AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Claire started her career in Paris, in production and then in distribution for Content Film Plc. At Curzon, she joins the contractual dots and de-isolates the legal function.