Meet the team

Tineke O'Brien - Head of Commercial Events and Business Development

Tineke recently joined the National Theatre after working as Sales and Marketing Manager at The Old Royal Naval College. She now proudly heads up the events team as Head of Commercial Events and Business Development and will be working to develop all aspects of hospitality and commercial events at the National Theatre.

Tineke brings to the National Theatre a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, having held senior sales and marketing positions across London, including roles with Searcys at The Commonwealth Club and her most recent position at The Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich. Tineke headed up the sales team and was the main point of contact for all VIP events, the coordination of those events and communication with the relevant organizational stakeholders.
 

When she was a kid she wanted to be: A ballerina for the Bolshoi

Her guilty pleasure: Historical crime fiction novels

Last Meal on Earth would be: Pizza with extra fromage!
 

Simon Flint - Executive Chef

Prior to joining The Deck at the National Theatre in June 2006, Simon was Head Chef at The Groucho Club, Dean Street, London, the celebrated private members club to the media, entertainment, arts and fashion industries. Members include young British artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, journalists and broadcasters such as Victor Lewis-Smith and Julie Burchill, and entertainers and presenters such as Stephen Fry and Sienna Miller.

Before working at The Groucho Club, Simon was Consultant Chef at Soho House in Greek Street, London, another private members venue to those working in the film and media industries.

Simon has also worked as head chef and sous chef in some of the most prestigious and well-known restaurants in London, including Daphne's, Le Caprice and The Ivy as well as The Real Greek.

Simon enjoys travelling and worked in restaurants across Australia and New Zealand prior to further travel in South East Asia.
 

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When he was a kid he wanted to be: Partner Bryan Robson as a roving midfield general for Manchester United

His guilty pleasure: Playing 90s music really loud when everyone is out the house

Last meal on Earth would be:
Roast beef with all the trimmings with a bottle of heavy French red

Jenny Ramsay - Hospitality Events Manager

Jenny started with us as Hospitality and Events Manager in May 2015. She’s Scottish and loves the fact she has found a job that encompasses her three main passions: theatre, food and events.

After working in stage management for a few years, Jenny went on to work in operations at a well known London event caterer. The NT uses in-house caterers so the need for another great foodie within the team was a must.

When Jenny is not at the National Theatre she loves to get lost in the world of Game of Thrones.

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When she was a kid she wanted to be: An archaeologist – like Indiana Jones.
Her guilty pleasure: Zombie movies
Last meal on Earth would be: Roast chicken with all the trimmings and extra bread sauce.
 

Fleur Burrows Jones - Commercial Operations Sales and Marketing Manager

Fleur started with the National Theatre in 2010 while doing an internship. She was loved so much by the team that she was soon offered a job as full-time Sales Executive, then was promoted to Sales Manager, in 2013 Hospitality Events Sales and Marketing Manager and most recently has become Commercial Operations Sales and Marketing Manager.

Fleur was brought up and worked in a hotel that her parents ran in the New Forest, and discovered her love for food as a child when she would sit on the chef pass in the hotel restaurant, tasting all the food the chefs were sending out.

She went on to complete a degree in Arts and Event Management at the Arts Institute of Bournemouth before working at the London Art House in Islington and Altitude London. What Fleur loves most about the NT is the freedom and creativity of being at a venue with a great in-house caterer.

Fleur is currently on the South Bank Venues group and Unique Venues of London social media committee.
 

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When she was a kid she wanted to be: Scene of crime officer

Her guilty pleasure: My love for chocolate!

Last meal on Earth would be:
My mum's home made chicken Marbella (slow cooked chicken with olives, capers and garlic, vermouth - old school!)

Liz Fenn - Senior Hospitality and Events Manager

Liz has been with the National Theatre for almost 16 years. She started here when she was just 16 years old, doing various admin roles in catering, including events, and even working as the assistant to the director of catering. Liz then went on to work in the NT's Canteen as a supervisor looking after many of the famous actors and actresses who come through here daily. It would not be an exaggeration to say Liz knows everyone at the NT, which in a building with 800 staff is pretty impressive.

When a position came available as an assistant Event Manager, Liz was top choice to join the team and after a few years was promoted to event manager and then again to Senior Event Manager in 2013. She now manages some of our most high profile and prestigious events. Liz's most recent achievements include running the Annual Lunch in The Deck, the Annual Dinner, and our 50th anniversary in 2013.

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When she was a kid she wanted to be: A preschool teacher

Her guilty pleasure: Chocolate and strawberry sundae

Last meal on Earth would be:
A good spaghetti carbonara