We’re very proud of our roots here in Leeds.

Over the last 22 years we’ve been led by some fantastic groups of people, and we’re very proud of everything they’ve gone on to achieve. There’s still a few gaps in our records though – if you can help us fill these in, please drop us an email on committee@luubackstage.com!

2017-18

Elected 20/3/17 at the 2017 AGM, at Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds. Minutes available on request.
President: Erinna Salim
Treasurer: Chris Mee
Secretary: Katie Hayton
Equipment and Safety Secretary: Jen Muellenbach
Social Secretary: Lauren Allderidge (until November 24th 2017)
Events Officer (acting): Sarah Lewis & Chris Morris (November 24th until December 7th 2017)
Events Officer: Sian Holland (elected December 7th 2017)
Publicity and Communications Secretary: Sarah Lewis
Open Seat: Chris Morris
1st Year Rep: Lily Biggs (elected December 7th 2017)

2016-17

Elected 08/3/16 at the 2016 AGM, at Clothworkers Building, University of Leeds. Minutes available on request.
President: Chris Morris
Treasurer: Richard Grindrod
Secretary: Richard Wells
Equipment and Safety Secretary: Cam Race
Social Secretary: Corwin Cook
Publicity and Communications Secretary: D’arcy Dalrimaz
Open Seat: Kat Ellis

2015-16

Elected 12/3/15 at the 2015 AGM, 5.00pm on the Riley Smith Balcony at LUU. Minutes available on request.
President: Kat Ellis
Treasurer: Imi Fermor
Secretary: Amy Dodd
Equipment and Safety Secretary: Sorcha Doherty
Social Secretary: Jordan Porter
Publicity and Communications Secretary: Sophie Bullen
Open Seat: Freddy Marlow

2014-15

Elected 20/3/14 at the 2014 AGM, 5.30pm on the Riley Smith Balcony at LUU. Social secretary elected at an EGM on 2/6/14. Minutes available on request.
President: Cam Race
Treasurer: Katie Lee-Sang
Secretary: Freddy Marlow
Equipment and Safety Secretary: Rob Palin
Social Secretary: Lucy Russell and Alex Cant (stood down May 2014)
Social Secretary: Sorcha Doherty and Alex Cant (elected 2nd June 2014)
Open Seats: Sally Stephens and Dan Gordon

2013-14

Elected 7/3/13 at the 2013 AGM, 5.30pm on the Riley Smith Balcony at LUU. Minutes available on request.
President: Helena Goode
Treasurer: Natalie McLoughlin
Secretary: Adam Morris
Equipment and Safety Secretary: Rob Palin
Social Secretary: Lucy Russell
Open Seats: Becky Bannister and Dan Gordon

2012-13

Elected 8/3/12 at the 2012 AGM, 5pm on the Riley Smith Balcony at LUU. Minutes available on request.
President:
Gunnar Lindahl
Treasurer: Dan Gordon
Secretary: Rob Palin
Equipment and Safety Secretary: India Ardern
Social Secretaries: Becky Bannister and Alex Moore
Open Seats: Becky Carter and John Hodgson

2011-12

Elected 15/3/11 at the 2011 AGM, at Balti King, Raglan Road, Leeds. Minutes available on request.
President: Alex Balfe (resigned Feb 2012 – acting president Becky Bannister)
Treasurer: Alex Moore
Secretary: Becky Bannister
Equipment and Safety Secretary: India Ardern
Social Secretary: Jess Woolf
Recruitment Secretary: Alex Monk
Sponsorship and Merchandise: Gabby Wright
Training Officer: Peter Chiles
Open Seat: Andy Hughes

2010-11

President: India Ardern
Treasurer: Andy Hughes
Secretary:
Joey Dainton
Social Secretary: Phillippa Clarkson
Publicity Secretary: Penny-Jane Bourne
Equipment Secretary: Chris Pelly
Open Seats: Tom Large and Charles De Lord

2009-10

President: Charles De Lord
Treasurer: Al Hicks
Secretary:
Michael Cookson
Publicity: Rachel Wood
Fundraising: Pk Thummukgool
Social Secretary: Shiri Stern
Open Seats: Elaine Paterson and Tom Large

2008-09

President: Claire Lightfoot
Secretary: Rachel Wood
Treasurer: Dan Winer (resigned Nov 2008- acting treasurer Claire Lightfoot)
Webmaster: Barry Carlyon
Fundraiser: Sam Leach
Social Secretary: Roisin Hanratty
Open Seat: PK Thummukgool

2007-08

President: Sophie Reiser
Treasurer: Shiri Stern
Secretary: Fiona I’Anson
Fundraising: Sam Leach
Social Secretary: Fiona Bowditch
Open Seat: Juliette Gerstein
Edinburgh Seat: Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Webmaster: Barry Carlyon
Mascot: Binky Backstage-Dog

2006-07

President: Jason Truss
Treasurer: Matt Hulme
Secretary: Dave Macbeth
Fundraising: John McConnell
Social Secretaries: Hannah Barker and Alexandra Brzezicka
Open Seat: Becky Eden-Green

2005-06

President: Robin Taylor
Treasurer: Joanna Sharp
Secretary: Andrew Laidlaw

2004-05

Elected 4/5/04 at the 2004 AGM, 6pm on the Riley Smith Balcony at LUU. Minutes available on request.
President: Jo Sharp
Treasurer: Rich George
Secretary: Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Social Secretary: Andrew Strachan
Webmaster: Rich Sage
Open Seat (America): Andrew Laidlaw

2002-03

President: Rob Halon
Treasurer: Emily O’Brien
Secretary: Rich Thompson
Social Secretary and Communications: Jenny Betteridge
Open Seat: Amy Turner
Webmaster: Graham Connell

2001-02

President: Caro Humphries
Treasurer: Rich Sage
Secretary: Katy Jales

2000-01

President: Matt Ellis
Treasurer: Rob Ludwig
Secretary: Orlaith Kamenos
Social Secretary: Laura Smith
Communications Officer: Alan Woolston
Webmaster: Steve Wheeler
Open Seat: Jane Kingswood

1998-99

President: Vanessa Ingram
Treasurer: Anna Clough
Secretary: Caroline Eagle
Social Secretary: John Aldred
Raven Representative: Emily Rodway
Communcations Officer: Andy Paul

1997-98

President: Vanessa Ingram
Treasurer: Deuan Jones

1996-97

Elected 29/4/96 at the 1996 AGM, held at 1pm in LUU Committee Room C. Minutes available on request.
President: Rachel Beck (stood down term 3 of 95-96)
President: Helen Pearce (elected term 3 of 95-96)
Treasurer: Dave Wilkinson
Secretary: Rob Jones
Social Secretary: Andrea Brady

1995-96

First committee of the newly-formed LUU Backstage Society, which officially became a Society on Thursday 12th October 1995.
President:
Alex Sandercock (stood down 13th Nov 95)
President: Paul Owen (elected 13th Nov 95)
Treasurer:
Kevin Atkinson
Secretary:
Susie Lowe
Social Secretary: Paul Owen (until 13th Nov 95; then elected President)
Social Secretary: Tom Wilson (elected 13th Nov 95)
First Year Rep: Gemma Rickwood