I am Artistic Director & CEO of Waterperry Opera Festival(2017-); a unique and innovative opera festival hosted at the beautiful Waterperry House & Gardens in Oxfordshire. The festival offers accessible and socially relevant productions, created and performed by a diverse community of artists, which bridge the gap between performer and spectator. We successfully produced our inaugural festival in August 2018; a sold-out festival for 1,000 attendees, of 5-star nationally reviewed new productions for a broad and diverse audience, made by a community of 80 young emerging artists. The 2019 festival say 2,000 attendees attend a 4-day festival of 6 shows, including 4 new productions. In August 2020, post lockdown, I produced a sold-out mini-festival at Waterperry; the first opera festival and full length opera performed since March 2020 in the UK.