Meet the team

  • Dave T


    Founder of the company, David brings with him over 40 years of working with major events and shows worldwide including over 30 years as Tour Director for the artist Peter Gabriel; Technical Consultant for WOMAD Festivals Internationally including Abu Dhabi, Russia and South America, and the Production Director with Soho House Festivals. Other notable projects include David’s role as Tour Director with Kate Bush ‘Before the Dawn’ at Hammersmith Apollo, Robert Plant tours and Birdy. David has a wealth of experience and knowledge across the intricacies of global touring, live shows, technical production, audience experience and delivering high level events. His tenacity for problem solving, thorough understanding of event and show production, and his clarity to oversee projects from concept right through to delivery means he is well placed to consult across all of Judgeday’s projects. In addition, David has represented a number of artists in a management capacity, and has an in-depth knowledge of the business side of music, including catalogue management, licensing & publishing, negotiating contracts and the welfare of recording and touring artists.

  • Beckie Parsons

    Director and Event Producer & Project Manager

    Beckie has been an integral part of the Judgeday team for 28 years, playing a key role in business management. Her extensive experience spans many facets of the live industry, including tour management and festival and event production. Beckie leads many of the company's major projects, as well as corporate and private events under the Festival in a Box brand. With a wealth of experience overseeing projects from conception to delivery, Beckie confidently guides the team through every aspect of the process, with a particular focus on logistics, health and safety, and aesthetics. Beckie's global experience includes touring with shows worldwide and technical production management with renowned events such as WOMAD Festival in the UAE, Russia, and Europe. In 2021, Beckie took on freelance projects in Saudi Arabia. She oversaw the construction of a high-end VIP desert camping experience in Neom for Quintessentially (UAE), for six weeks. Following this, she joined the safety management team with the Event Safety Shop for the Formula 1 After Race Concerts in Jeddah. In addition, Beckie has successfully completed the Derby University Event Safety Diploma, and recently A Greener Festival Assessor training.

  • Chris Hayter

    Director and Production Manager

    Chris has been with Judgeday for 16 years and he assumed the role of Director in 2018. Chris has booked and coordinated shows and tours for various artists including David Rhodes, and worked as Tour and Production Manager for UK artist, Birdy on her live shows and promotional tours worldwide. Chris leads on the technical elements to all of our events, he currently oversees the Technical Production and artist advance at WOMAD Festivals, as well as Soho House Festival and Greenbelt. His extensive technical experience, diplomatic nature, and ability to see from both sides of the fence, has given him the skills to deliver first class events whilst ensuring that the needs of artists and clients are thoughtfully met.

  • Natasha Whiting

    Production Manager

    Having trained at the Stella Alder Conservatory in New York in 2011, Natty returned to the UK and worked as a freelance Event Manager and Artist Liaison for Judgeday at House Festival, Cornbury Festival and in 2014, as Logistics Coordinator for Judgeday on the Kate Bush ‘Before the Dawn’ concerts. Natty now project manages many of the company’s Festival in a Box projects as well as Far Fetched Theatre - a fledgling theatre company passionately encouraging experiential play, and active learning. Her experience comes from the creative arts, and Natty is never more happier than when coordinating the artistic, theatrical and logistic elements behind an event. A great team player, and focussed on delivering outstanding and memorable events.

  • Dan Whiting

    Commercial Manager

    Dan joined Judgeday in 2017 to oversee the company’s commercial development and client liaison. Dan is a creative and innovative operational leader, with an inbuilt drive to deliver and achieve. Dan brings with him bundles of experience in sales and development.

  • Charlotte Constance

    Production & Events Coordinator

    Charlotte joined Judgeday in 2015. She quickly made a significant impact and has since become an integral member of the Judgeday team, managing projects at a high level. Her experience spans across site procurement, budgeting, crew management, safety systems and procedures and inter-departmental event coordination. Charlotte’s attention to detail, and calm, focussed manner ensures projects are kept on track and delivered expertly. Charlotte has effectively managed the operations for numerous company events, notable among them being Soho House Festival and FKPs Meadowlands. She holds the NCRQ Diploma in Health & Safety and maintains a deep interest in safety operations and crowd safety.

Our partner company Festival in a Box

Festival in a Box is our amazing sister company which provides tailor-made events and festivals. We work closely with the Festival in a Box team and share a lot of resources and knowledge. If you are looking for great boxed-up festivals, delivered directly to your door, then head over to them. If you need Live music, events or festival production, then look no further, you are in the right place.