Anette Ollerearnshaw has gained her expertise in planning, production, and delivery through working at the forefront of world-leading arts organisations, venues and higher education providers. She works in key roles providing structure and leadership in support of the strategic vision, efficiency, and innovation by enhancing organisational performance driven by continual improvement practices. Her growth mindset, professionalism, and versatility have allowed her to develop her career progression across a variety of production technologies, academia, and operations management.

She enjoys working collaboratively, nurturing and growing dynamic teams, and ensuring that we make space to enrich each other within this; one of her guiding principles is strength through diversity. She regularly writes articles for ABTT’s ‘Sightline’ magazine, covering a wide range of performance and technologies-related topics, including explorations around challenges and opportunities in craft and design specialisms, sustainability, and production related processes.

In addition, Anette is author and custodian of the WHAM sustainability principles and toolbox guidance for the Theatre Green Book and is the founder of the Association of British Theatre Technicians’ WHAM community. At the 2024 Theatre Show, she launched a new awards cluster in collaboration with experts from CiTEA, creating an industry-pioneering platform that celebrates excellence in design and management practices.